Hill retires from Postal Service
Tom Hill will be concluding his federal service from the United States Postal Service on February 28. He began working for the USPS in 1985 in the Charleston area. For more of his career he was a letter carrier, with a primary walking route.
His longest assignment, which exceeded 12 years, was in Kanawha County (adjacent to the city of Charleston) where he walked more than 50 city blocks each day.
He has received numerous letters of appreciation during his career for: safe driving, assisting in the layout of a new carrier annex, and delivering mail in blizzard condition.
He was the appointed Safety Officer of the carrier annex in Kanawha County prior to his transfer to the Eastern Panhandle.
When he and wife Cindy Largent Hill decided they wanted to relocate to Morgan County, he transferred to the Ranson Post Office as a mail distribution clerk. He feels fortunate that he was able to end his career at the Berkeley Springs Post Office.
His goal was to transfer to the Berkeley Springs Post Office so he could be closer to the family farm and could assist with his father-in-law’s declining health.
He is especially appreciative of Postmaster Ron Davis and his co-workers. They were always willing to change the schedule to accommodate any family situation.
He compliments the local customers for being warm and welcoming, a friendly introduction to Morgan County.
Hill will be spending his retirement days working on Hidden Valley Farm, the farm established by his in-laws, Paul and Mary Ellen Largent. He is also looking forward to become re-acquainted with his fishing gear and spending days on the river with friends.
Although he is looking forward to spending more time outdoors, he knows he will miss seeing the folks he has met across the counter.