Robert J. Gill, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, under the kind care of South Jersey Healthcare Hospice and Eagleview Health and Rehabilitation. He was a resident of Cumberland County for the past eight years.
Bob was the second son of Lillian and Raymond Gill born on March 10, 1921. Bob grew up and spent his early adult years in Pleasantville. After graduating from Pleasantville High School, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served actively, and in a reserve capacity for 17 years. During World War II, he was stationed in Iceland. Bob participated in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater. He was involved in the occupation and capture of Guadalcanal with the Marines. He embraced the Corps and all it stood for throughout his life. He later moved to Linwood.
He owned and operated R.J. Gill Distributors, a commercial refrigeration business in Atlantic City. Later in his life he owned and operated the Cedar Bridge Nursery in Bargaintown.
Bob was a member of the Masons. He was an avid member of the Atlantic City Squash Club well into his later years. Bob loved being involved in and following sports. He loved the outdoors and looked forward to his hunting and fishing trips in New Jersey as well as Colorado. Bob had a strong work ethic and relished the ability to contribute. He could fix and create just about anything and was always willing to help in any way needed. Bob was an active participant in the lives of his family. He was the father of two children with Cyrene Gill Robinson. Later in his life he married Kay Garwood Gill. Both precede him in death.
Bob is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and George Walter of Millville; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Pat Gill of Paonia, Col.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Bob's life was full and blessed and we will miss him always.
Donations may be made in his memory to South Jersey Healthcare Hospice, P.O. Box 160, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Barr Funeral Home, 2104 E. Main St., Millville, NJ.
Condolences may be sent to their website, www.barrfuneralhome.net.