Malcolm S. Gill
Malcolm S. Gill ’47, 94, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. He was the husband of the late Lois Gill.
Georgetown, Kentucky – Born Malcolm Stuart Gill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph Henry Gill and Minnie Merrifield Gill. Malcolm entered this world on April 26, 1929 and passed away on April 26, 2023 at the age of 94 years old with family by his side. Malcolm was a long time resident of Versailles and Lexington, Ky and he was married to the late Lois Jane Seitzinger with whom he shared 70 years of life, laughter, family, hope and much love. Malcolm and Lois are being interned at Camp Nelson Military Cemetery in a private ceremony.
Malcolm graduated from the Hershey Industrial School, now the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania where he grew up as an orphan during the Great Depression. He always spoke highly of the education and values he received from Milton Hershey School. Malcolm soon joined the United States Navy after graduation from Milton Hershey, where he served his country with pride until his Honorable Discharge. He then pursued and received a degree from York Community College, York, Pa. He was soon called back up to defend his country as the Korean War had begun and due to his specialized skills, he was asked to answer that call once again to serve his country. Upon his completion and discharge, he resumed his quest for knowledge by working at IBM and traveling many nights to receive a degree in business from Johns Hopkins University. Malcolm retired from IBM after 37 years of service. He was an avid golfer and tinkerer of all things mechanical. He gave of his time, serving on many boards during his retirement. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many and will be dearly missed.
Malcolm is survived by brother Peter Gill (Pennsylvania), and by his four children Michael Gill (Frankfort, Ky), David Gill (Oxon Hill, MD) John (Elizabeth) Gill (Arlington, VA), Deborah Gill (Georgetown, KY), along with grandchildren Nicholas Cassens, Amanda Gill, Lindsey (Tyler) Grubbs, Andrew Smith, Jacob Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, Madison Gill, Max Gill and great-grandchildren Odin Grubbs and Kyano Gill-Hampton. In addition to his wife Lois, he is proceeded in death by his parents, a brother Bruce Gill and a sister Peggy Maloney. A special friend, David Stephens, will be remembered for his care of Malcolm for the last several years. Waffles and bacon will always have a special place in our hearts.
A celebration of life for Malcolm and Lois will be held at Malones on Tates Creek June 12, 2023 from 12pm-2pm. Friends of Malcolm and Lois and friends of the family are encouraged to come and visit, share stories and enjoy a light lunch.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Milton Hershey School in memory of Malcolm Gill, Class of 1947, any public library in memory of Lois Gill, Bluegrass Hospice or any other cause dear ones heart.