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1931 - 2015

Charles Gill, M.D. (I ‘61)

GILL Dr. C. Richard (Dick), 83, passed on Sunday, January 4, 2015 after a fierce battle with renal failure while on dialysis 2 years and bladder cancer. Dr. Gill passed peacefully with his wife, Sue, devoted caretaker and his family providing love and emotional support. He will be missed by his family and friends, special companion “Wolfgang” mini-schnauzer. Dr. Gill was born August 14, 1931 to Teiser and Ruth Gill, in Washington, D.C. From an early age, he was passionate about learning and his goal was to be a physician and help others. He excelled in Academics graduating with honors from Western High in D.C.; Pre-Med at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, Medical School, George Washington in D.C. He interned at Duke University and followed up with a three year Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He served in the Army Medical Corps and honorably discharged as a Major. He met and had many friends in the 510th Medical Group of the Kentucky National Guard. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine twice. After 15 years in practice, he took exams again to validate to himself that he was “staying on top” of changes in the medical practice. His sub-specialty was Rheumatology and was a member of the various organizations affiliated with Arthritis. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha and Sigma Chi Fraternity and The Doctors Mayo Society; A fellow (FACP) member of the American College of Physicians, The Kentucky Medical Association and The Fayette County Medical Society, The Fayette County Rose Society, The National Railway Garden Association, and member of Trinity Hills United Methodist Church. He was well respected by peers and his patients loved him. Patients and their families appreciated “visiting rounds twice a day” in the hospital and his nursing home visits to them. After practicing 35 years at The Lexington Clinic and St. Joseph Hospital he retired to pursue his many hobbies: Golf (Hole in One Award at Andover G&CC); Growing prizes roses, reading, Bible Studies, traveling all over the world, Gardening, Rail Roads and volunteering at Church. Stephen Ministries, Meals on Wheels, God’s Pantry, Board of the Arboretum, President Optimist Club and walks with Wolfgang. He is survived by his wife, Sue, Daughter Virginia (Sam) Kanakanui, Greensboro, NC, Sons: Richard (Paula) Gill, Portland, OR and Robert (Connie) Dotson, Lexington, KY. Grandchildren Daniel and Kendall Kanakanui, Greensboro, NC. A sister, Kathy (Carl) Langley, The Villages, FL, numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Gill was pre-deceased by a brother Dave (Nancy) Gill, Sacramento, CA. Dr. Gill leaves behind good friends and neighbors. A special thanks to Dr. Cary Blaydes, Dr. Ardis Hoven, Dr. John Cronin, Dr. Bill Underwood and his nurse for many years at Lexington Clinic, Sherrie Lackey. Services are Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 11am at Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., with interment following at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6-8pm, Milward-Man O’ War. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Trinity Hills United Methodist Church, 3600 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515 or Lexington Clinic Medical Foundation Scholarship, 1221 S. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504. www.milwardfuneral.com

Obituary courtesy of  Lexington Herald-Leader