Friday, February 20, 2009

In Memoriam

Tracy's mother Joyce wrote Tracy's obituary. It follows below with information about the memorial services, and a request in lieu of flowers.

It's been clear that your words and prayers have meant the world to Tracy and to her family.

- Sarah

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Tracy Pleva Hill, age 41 years, of Flemington, NJ, passed from this life on Friday, February 20, 2009, wrapped in the loving arms of her family after an eight-year warrior's battle with breast cancer.

Tracy is survived by her loving husband, Jeff and adored son, Jason; her parents, Joyce and Ted Pleva of Somers, NY; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Liza and Mark Donoghue of Wappingers Falls, NY, Katie and Matt Wineman of Woodbine, MD, and Jamie Pleva of Somers, NY; her grandmother, Geraldine Maday; her mother-in-law, Peggy Hill of Greensboro, NC; and a sister-in-law, Cindy and husband Wendell Roth of Greensboro, NC.

She was a loving aunt to Lily and Rowan Donoghue, Jack and Nathan Wineman, and Pete and Alexis Roth.

She was pre-deceased by her father-in-law, William Alfred Hill.

Tracy was an advocate for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to young women with breast cancer. Tracy was featured in two of their videos, "Fighting For Our Future" and "The Beautiful Eight".

Tracy deeply touched all who knew her with her wit, beauty, and inspirational spirit. Her one desire was to do the Chicken Dance with Jason on his wedding day.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Magdalen Church, 105 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. Interment will be private. Calling hours will be Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Please visit for further information or to send condolences.

Per Tracy's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jason Hill College Scholarship Fund, c/o TD Bank, attn: Mr. Harrie Copeland, 1 Royal Road, Flemington, NJ 08822.

Tracy Pleva Hill

Tracy quietly passed at 5:10 this morning with her family at her bedside. She was surrounded by love.

You put up one hell of a fight my love but it’s finally time to rest. I’ll forever be inspired by your strength and courage.