Mary Ziegler Hill entered into eternal rest on Thursday November 17, 2023. She was born in Long Branch to Katherine Strasburger Ziegler and Samuel Ziegler in 1946 and was raised in Oakhurst and Interlaken. She graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1964 and Coe College Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in education. She began her career of an elementary school teacher that year in September and taught 40 years in the Long Branch school system at Broadway, Gregory, Conrow and Elberon schools. Teaching was an advocation to Mary and she enjoyed the challenges of 1st, 2nd and 5th grades.
Mary was an avid reader and devotee of professional football, but most of all enjoyed collecting dolls and stuffed animals and attending to them. Mary was extremely active as a volunteer with the Ocean Township Historical Association.
Mary was predeceased by her parents and sister, Suzon Ziegler Mathis. She is survived by her cousins Albert Strasburger, Andrew Strasburger, John Strasburger, Karen Strasburger and brother-in-law Lester Mathis.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 26th from 1-4 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 27th at 11 am at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Burial will follow at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Shrewsbury, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ocean Township Historical Association are appreciated.