Duane T. Gish

Gish, Duane T. SAN DIEGO - Dr. Duane T. Gish, 92, went to be with his Creator on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Dr. Gish, along with his identical twin brother Donald, was born in White City, Kansas. In World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Captain and receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious service. After the war, Dr. Gish received a B.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked as an Assistant Research Associate at Berkeley and Assistant Professor at Cornell University Medical College. In 1960 he joined the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he served as a senior research associate in biochemistry. In 1971, Dr. Gish became the Vice President of the Institute for Creation Research, located in San Diego at that time. In that capacity, he traveled across the United States and to many foreign countries speaking and debating in defense of scientific creationism. Known as "Creation's Bulldog," Dr. Gish defended creationism from the standpoint of the scientific evidence. His encyclopedic knowledge and winsome way often won over the most aloof audience and sometimes even disarmed his most avid opponents. He authored many scientific articles and books, including Evolution? The Fossils Still Say NO! Dr. Gish was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Lorraine and is survived by his second wife of 11 years, Lolly, two sons, Duane (Randy) Gish and Darrell Gish, two daughters, Sandra Slaughter and Laurie Knapp, two step- sons, Rick Bliss and Jeff Bliss, nine grandchildren, three step-grandsons, and three great-grand- children. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th, at Shadow Mountain Community Church, 2100 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon, CA, reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Institute for Creation Research or the will be appreciated.


Published in U-T San Diego from Mar. 24 to Mar. 30, 2013