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PETER MICHAEL KRILL Jr, 68, of Hillside, passed away Wednesday, August 5th, with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on December 3, 1946 to the late Peter & Frances Krill, the third of six children.  Peter joined the United States Navy in 1966.  He married his true love Laurel Ann Krill (nee Gross) on June 3, 1967.  They lived in Naples, Italy for three years while Peter was stationed there in the Navy.  When they returned home they briefly lived in Elizabeth, before moving to Hillside where they raised their family.  Their marriage of nearly 47 years is the kind that seemed torn from a storybook.  From teenage sweethearts to adoring grandparents and in between a life filled with love, friendship, laughter, music, and most importantly family.  "Pop Pop" thoroughly enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.

Pete most recently worked for the Township of Hillside where he was employed as a Code Enforcement Officer in the Building Department.  He previously worked as a warehouse supervisor, a roofer, and a mechanic.  Pete was also a Cub Scout Den Leader and Little League coach and umpire for many years.

Peter and Laurel performed music and sang for decades, founding the band "Time Machine" in the mid 80's playing weddings, clubs, and benefits.  More recently they performed at restaurants and lounges as the due "Oldies For You".  Pete was a self taught musician and enjoyed bringing music and happiness into people's lives.  Pete was also an enthusiastic car collector and member of the Galloping Hill Cruisers.

Pete also served as a member of the Hillside Auxiliary Police, where he became Deputy Chief, as well as an instructor at the Union County Auxiliary Police Academy.

Pete and Laurel were members of Christ the King Church in Hillside, before joining St. Theresa's Church in Kenilworth, NJ.

Local News

Hillside appoints interim super - Union News Daily

Hillside appoints interim super
Union News Daily
HILLSIDE, NJ – The Hillside Board of Education has announced the appointment of an interim superintendent of schools while they continue to pursue a full time candidate for the job. Zende L. Clark will temporarily replace the retiring Frank Deo — who ...

Alan Cumming Will Tour the World Performing Sappy Songs -

Alan Cumming Will Tour the World Performing Sappy Songs
Horne and Norton will also appear with Cumming at the Kean University in Hillside, NJ, Sept. 26-27. Performances are also scheduled for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 7, where Cumming will present Alan Cumming: UNCUT. Alan Cumming ...

Martinez creating buzz on the national stage - Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Journal

Martinez creating buzz on the national stage
Albuquerque Journal
Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in 2012. Martinez is expected to take over as chair of the Republican Governors Association later this year and “will be out speaking more on the issues of the day,” an adviser says.

Second 'Bag Man' Arrested In Theft Of Mislaid ATM Money - Vending Times

Second 'Bag Man' Arrested In Theft Of Mislaid ATM Money
Vending Times
MAHWAH, NJ -- Police have arrested Jamar Bludson, 35, in Newark, NJ. Bludson is the second half of the duo who picked up a bag containing an estimated $150,000 left by careless ATM servicemen here. His accomplice, Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside, NJ, ...

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Man steals $150000 left at ATM, buys car with it, police say -

Man steals $150000 left at ATM, buys car with it, police say
Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside, N.J., was arrested Wednesday after police traced a white van that was captured on surveillance video pulling up to the bag of cash that the ATM employees forgot outside a business in Mahwah, in northern New Jersey, on ...

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Reopening eyed for Hillside library, shuttered since 2013 flood -

Reopening eyed for Hillside library, shuttered since 2013 flood
HILLSIDE — Don't close the book on the Hillside Public Library just yet. Township residents have been without a functioning library since Aug. 28, 2013, when a flood struck the Liberty Avenue building. For the past nearly 17 months, residents have ...

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The Hillside Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization, was organized in 1997 to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Hillside area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area.

The Hillside Chamber of Commerce was organized to achieve the objectives of:

1.  Preserving the competitive enterprise system of business by:

    A.  Creating a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of business people and a concern for their problems.

    B.  Educating the business community and representing them in city, county, state and national legislation.

    C.  Preventing or addressing controversies which are detrimental to expansion and growth of business and the community if they arise.

    D.  Creating a greater appreciation of the value of a more liberal investment of substance and self on behalf of the interests of competitive business.

2.  Promoting business and community growth and development by:

    A.  Promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses within the trade area.

    B.  Promoting programs of a civic, social and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community.

    C.  Discovering and correcting abuses which prevent the promotion of business expansion and community growth.

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Hillside Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 965
Hillside, NJ 07205

Phone (908) 964-1554

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