Benjamin W. Hill-Lam ’13 died on August 15, 2021, in Olney, Maryland.
(The following was published by the Pumphrey Funeral Home on August 15, 2021)
Ben passed away suddenly on August 15th, 2021. He is survived by his father, See-Yan Lam. His mother, D. Robin Hill, passed away in 2000 from breast cancer.
Ben was born at the Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC, on May 13th, 1991. He grew up in Olney, MD, and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, MD. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in physics from Bowdoin College in 2013. While working for the Johns Hopkins University as a research scientist, he obtained a master’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins in 2020.
Ben loved to read and play video games. He also loved animals and enjoyed the great outdoors. In the past few years he hiked and camped on different small sections of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and West Virginia. Rock climbing became a passion in recent years. Ben was a gourmand and developed a talent for cooking and baking. He was a black belt holder and a junior instructor of karate while in high school.
Ben had a wide circle of friends from high school and college, and from his jobs and many hobbies. He will be sorely missed by all.