Seth Edmond Hill, Jr.

Apr 25, 1927 – Apr 14, 2011

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Seth Edmond Hill, Jr.

Seth E. Hill Jr. was born April 25, 1927 in the city of Portland, Oregon and passed on April 14th 2011 in Seattle. He was the 2nd of two children born to Seth E Hill and Ernestine Lott Hill. Seth parent's emphasized moral, religious and educational values for life in rearing their children. Seth attended Jefferson High School in Portland and attended the University of Oregon for two years, after which he had to quit because of his father's death.

He went on to manage the award winning London Grill Restaurant for years at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon, after which he was sent to the Westin Owyhee in Boise, Idaho. He then came back to the Benson Hotel in Portland as catering manager. The Westin Corporation offered him the position of Director of Catering at the Washington Plaza in Seattle. From there he went on to become the Director of Catering of the Westin Olympic Hotel. Later he was recruited to become both the Director of Catering and the Director of Food and Beverage at the Red Lion SeaTac Hotel. In 1983 he became the Director of Catering at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers where he retired in 1998. He was a member of the Mason Lodge, and he loved sports, playing dominoes, cards, and walking on the beach with his dogs.

His warm smile and personality and his perennial greeting, 'Hey Babe', will be missed by everyone forever.

Seth is survived by his beloved wife, Susan; children, Seth III, Michael, Lisa, Simone, Teri and Steve; stepchildren, Debbie and Teresa; 14 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 3:30pm Sunday May 1st at Bonney-Watson Chapel - 1732 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. In lieu of flowers, remembrances suggested to NW Kidney Foundation.


Natalie & Nicholas Hess
Seattle, WA
Apr 24, 2011

Susan and Family,

Some of our earliest memories growing up are of you and Seth, and you both are such wonderful role models to us. It was an honor to have Seth in our lives, and we will cherish those precious memories forever. Our deepest condolences to you and the entire family. We love you, and loved Seth dearly. He will always bring a smile to our hearts.


Natalie and Nicholas Hess

Bob and Ella Hess
Seattle, WA
Apr 24, 2011

Dear Susan, Steve and Family,

May all of the wonderful memories we shared with Seth sustain you through this most difficult time. We were most fortunate to have had Seth in our lives as a neighbor and a friend.


Bob and Ella Hess

Jay and Rachell Sardeson
Seattle , WA
Apr 25, 2011

Susan and Family,

So sorry to hear of Seth's passing. He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Donna Rusk Boe
Edmonds, WA
Apr 26, 2011

Mr Hill was one of my favorite managers I have ever worked with. He always made me feel special.

Kim Peterson
Seattle, WA
Apr 29, 2011

If there was a kinder gentler man than Seth Hill, I haven't had the pleasure of meeting him. He was part of my life for 15 years at the Sheraton Seattle, he left me with memories too many to count. You end up meeting so many people in your lifetime, rarely do they touch you like Seth did so many, including me obviously. Seth was a friend to all staff, regardless of their job function in the hotel, he knew that he needed everyone's help to be successful and showed his appreciation every day. "Hey Babe", you have many friends here at the hotel and have left a mark on many people's lives. Cheers Seth!!

Mike & Karen
Seattle, WA
May 1, 2011

Seth's smile, respect for all and giving personality will always be with us. He truly was one of a kind and all who knew him are forever blessed being able to say, I was Mr. Hill's friend.

Dolly Jens
Anchorage, AK
May 8, 2011

Dear Susan.......We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Seth. We were so glad to have been able to share some time with you both when we came down from Alaska. Seth was a great guy and we loved him too. We know that you will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you......Love you, Dolly and Mike

Meyer Lansky II
Henderson, NV
Aug 16, 2011

I remember Seth very well. I worked for Seth in my 20s as a bartender at Pippin's Lounge at the Red Lion Inn near Seatac. One of my best memories is of Seth stopping by to listen to the Johnny Lewis Trio, talk, and see how we were doing. Definitely one of the best guys I knew in my 30 years in the hospitality industry. Meyer II

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