Ronald F. Gill, 80, Was Veteran of World War II
Ronald F. Gill, 80, of the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs and Hampstead, N.C., died of cancer on Wednesday, July 30, at Windemere in Oak Bluffs.
Mr. Gill was born July 14, 1923, in Providence, R.I., to the late Leslie and Lily Gill of Cranston, R.I., also members of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Monticello. He and his wife, Betty, lived in Mount Carmel, Conn., until his retirement as vice-president of sales at C. Cowles and Co. in New Haven. He was a member of the Quinnipiac Club of New Haven, Conn. They moved to Hampstead, N.C., and returned to the Camp Ground every summer.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Richey Gill; his son, Ronald Jr., and daughter in law, Wanda, of Durham, Conn., and his daughter, Deborah Westervelt, and son in law, James, of North Haven, Conn., and the Camp Ground. Also surviving are four granddaughters, two of whom, Courtney Westervelt Marek and Lesley Westervelt, reside in Vineyard Haven. He also leaves three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson, Aiden Marek of Vineyard Haven.
Family and friends may gather Tuesday, August 5, at the Oak Grove Cemeery in Oak Bluffs for a brief prayer and farewell. In lieu of flowers, friends may support Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.