Benjamin Hill, 45, passed away on July 30th, 2021, at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 30th, 1976, to Debra and Sammy Hill in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Ben was preceded in death by his father Sammy Hill, his mother-in-law Zina Kalyta, maternal grandparents Charles and Betty Jo Hasek, his paternal grandparents Albert Lee “Charlie” Hill & Margaret Mellard and niece Alivia “Liv” Adair.
He graduated from Tuloso-Midway High School in 1994. Afterwards, he attended The University of Texas in Austin and graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi where he received his Masters of Accountancy.
In 1995 he met his future wife Natalia Oleksandryvna Kalyta, who was born the same year as he was in Ukraine. Shortly after in the year of 1996 they got married in Kiev, Ukraine. Because of them being an international couple they had another wedding in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1998.
Three years later on January 7th, 2001, Natalia gave birth to their first born child Christian Alexander Hill. Two years after that on March 1st, 2003, they had their first daughter Caroline Dawn Hill and 1.5 years later on September 21st, 2004, their second son Benjamin Lucas Hill was born, named by his mother after his father.
He is survived by his children Christian, Caroline and Ben Hill and siblings D’Wann (James) Lopez, Stefnie (Austin) Tower and Charley
(Piper) Hill. He is also survived by numerous relatives, lifelong friends and friends made all over the world.
Mr. Hill had a successful career working multiple times for the Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine as a Linguistic Asset Management Consultant, USAID, and CFO/Financial Director at Hares Group/BUIC Capital Management.
Benjamin led an adventurous and happy life, living in Ukraine and the United States of America. He spoke English and Russian fluently. He was a huge fan of Star Wars, baseball, and Magic the Gathering, owning many collectibles such as helmets, figurines and cards. He also enjoyed playing video games such as Star Wars Galaxies and World of Warcraft, introducing his sons to it and playing those games with them for many hours.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6th, at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.