William “Bill” Richard Hillenbrand, 61, of Macclenny died May 5, 2011. He was born in Syracuse, NY to the late James L. Hillenbrand and Sarah Guinto Hillenbrand on December 6, 1949. He was a graduate of Liverpool High School in Liverpool, NY, and received a BA from State University of New York at Cortland in 1972 and an MA from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974.
Mr. Hillenbrand taught English and history at the Northfield Mt. Herman Preparatory School in Northfield, MA from 1975-1995 and English at The Bolles School in Jacksonville from 1995 until his death. He was a devoted and popular teacher who received numerous awards for teaching excellence at both institutions. Bill was an excellent scholar and writer, and wrote the accompanying text to the widely used interactive CDs about the Civil War and the American Revolution.