Arthur P. Gill
1927 - 2021
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Arthur P. Gill, of York, formerly of Woodward, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at UPMC Memorial Hospital in York. He was 93. Born November 21, 1927 in Woodward. Arthur was a son of the late Arthur and Anna Mary "Crater" Gill. Arthur retired from Consolidated Freight at York as a Dockworker with 30 + years of service.

Arthur served his country in the U. S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. Most recently Arthur enjoyed going to the casino mostly to interact with people. He loved talking and visiting and handing out candy. Thus he became known as "The Candy Man".

Arthur was one of eight siblings and is survived by one sister, Betty Watson of York; nephew Archie Watson, Jr and his wife Anita, his primary caregivers for the last few years, also of York. Also surviving are several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam, Paul and William Gill and three sisters, Minnie Pressler, Pearl Hafer and Ruth Leslie.

Arthur will be laid to rest in Woodward Cemetery. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Contributions in his memory may be given to the charity of donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Published in York Daily Record from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
To all friends and family. Thank you for all the condolences for Arthur (Jake) (Pete)
Gill. To keep everyone safe during this pandemic there will be private burial on friday the 15th. And a burial service later in the season.
Skip watson
January 12, 2021
Worked Arthur for 20 years at CF the family has my deepest sympathy Rest in peace my man Steve Jordan Co Worker
January 11, 2021
My condolences to Betty and family.
May Poff
January 10, 2021
I met "Gill"many years ago while on my daily walk. As I passed him he yelled "slow down, your making me look bad!". Over the years his walks got a little shorter, but we still stopped and talked, and when he wasn't out walking I'd wave at him as he sat by his window, and he'd always raise up his coffee cup in return. I'm gonna miss him. My walks won't be the same.

January 10, 2021
I met "Gill" many years ago while out for my daily walk. We would pass each other, and usually he would say "slow down, your making me look bad!" Over the years we would stop and talk a few minutes, or if he was sitting on his porch we'd wave and say a few words, lately, it was a wave from the window, actually he'd raise up his coffee cup! But I always looked forward to seeing him. I'm sure gonna miss him. Morning walks are not going to be the same.
January 9, 2021
We are close neighbors of Mr Gill and his sweet and easy going nature has always been a highlight of the day.
We will Miss him
May he Rest in Peace among the Angels
Chrissy and Eddie
January 9, 2021
Art was my neighborhood friend when I was a curious child. Many decades ago, he would let me hang out with him, to just sit on his porch & chat. I remember being so curious about his backyard tree that had "bugs" on the leaves, and him always giving me candy and junk food and telling me not to tell the other kids, but of course I always did :) That's where I got my love of jigsaw puzzles. Because of him, I always wanted to grow up and have a whole room plastered of all my completed puzzles on the walls & ceiling. Lol.
Such a kind and gentle man. His presence in the neighborhood will be missed.
R.I.P. Art
Amanda Jones
January 9, 2021
I started working with Gill on the CF dock in 1977. I will always remember that when it was warm enough, that he drove his motorcycle to work with a red milk crate on the back of it to carry his lunch box. He was always a happy guy to be around. I wish I would had run into him after he retired. Rest in peace Gill.
Keith Shaub
January 9, 2021
We moved into the development he lived in back in 2003. Our kids were just little at the time and it only took him one trip around the neighborhood stop by and giving my girls tootsie rolls and after that day the girls would watch out the windows for "The candy man"
Mom the candy man is coming, and they would rush out the door. Even the dog. Gil was a super neighbor and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his family.
Lori Beard
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