Curry Class Note

Jack L. Hiller

Jack L. Hiller (M.Ed. ’66) died February 3, 2016. He was a veteran of the United States Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. After earning his degree from the Curry School, Jack taught at Groveton in Alexandria, Va., which later became West Potomac High School. He retired from teaching for Fairfax County in 1988 to devote his attention to the care of his son, John, who had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage. He served as a member of the Fairfax County History Commission beginning in 1981, and he chaired that body in 1994-1995. He also chaired, until his death, the commission’s Historical Marker Committee, which determines the content and placement of Fairfax County’s historical highway markers. He wrote extensively and lectured on the history of the Springfield area, and volunteered for the cultural resources division of the Fairfax County Park Authority, including serving as principal investigator for archaeological investigations at the Hidden Pond Nature Center. He served as a volunteer docent for ten years at Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason. Read Jack’s full obituary from the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home website.


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