David Chaloner Gill

David Chaloner Gill, Lancaster, PA

David Chaloner Gill, Captain, United States Navy, Ret.

David Chaloner Gill, 75, of Lancaster, PA died June 9, 2012 at Arbor View at Willow Valley. Born in Concord, NH, he was the son of the late Dr. MacLean John and Marie Florence Chaloner Gill. He was the husband of Judith “Julie” Strong Gill and they celebrated 52 years of marriage on May 28th.
He prepared for college at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH and received his Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME in 1959. In 1960 he entered the United States Navy and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve at Newport, Rhode Island.
David retired from the Navy on July 1, 1991 after a career of 31 years as a crypto logic specialist. During his tenure in the Navy, duty stations included Italy, Japan and Hawaii. He held a Master’s degree in computer systems management from United States Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.
Captain Gill’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Defense Superior Service Medal.
More recently, he worked as a Senior Staff Member for TechSoft, Technical Software Services, Inc. in Pensacola, FL, retiring in 2005.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Monica Nutting Gill Smith and her husband Greg of Hambrucken, Germany; a son, Benjamin M. Chaloner-Gill and his wife Sandra, of Alameda, CA; a granddaughter, Melia Kirsten Nutting Smith of Karlsruhe, Germany and a sister, Cynthia Gill Panshin of Corvallis, OR.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service in the Orr Auditorium of Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Glenn Creveling officiating. The family will greet friends at Willow Valley Manor from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.
Interment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA will be private and at the convenience of the family.
If desired, contributions in David’s memory may be sent to National Parks Conservation Assoc., 777 Sixth Street N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20001

Condolence Messages

  1. David & Lexi Schafer

    Dear Gill family – Our sympathies on the Capt.’s passing into heaven! What a man and what a career of service to our country. Thoughts and prayers are with you!
    David and Lexi Schafer & family

  2. David & Lexi Schafer

    Gill family – Our sympathies on the Capt.’s passing into heaven. What a man and what a career. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. David and Lexi Schafer & family

  3. CTICM Butch Wallace

    Please accept my deepest condolrnces. He will be sorely missed by many. I will always carry thec days we were at Corry Station as the best in my lifetime. He was the nicest person and a positive impact on the lives of many. I will truly miss him.

  4. David Dawley

    I’m sad to hear about a good friend – and good cook. I was the dishwasher when Gilly was the chef at Fort Thunderbird, a friend’s summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee where we worked after wonderful growing up years at Camp Boycroft in Winter Harbor.

    My condolences to his family. Wonderful memories live on.

  5. Jim Duncan

    I’m sad to read of David’s passing. I am reminded of the 1950s when we both attended Camp Boycroft in Mirror Lake, NH. I can still remember David’s easy going manner and great sense of humor. My condolences go out to old family friend, Julie, and former Concord classmate, Cynthia, as well as all the members of David’s family.

  6. Bob David

    Julie and family – our deepest condolences. Having known Dave for many years I had the greatest respect and admiration for him. His service to both the country he loved and his friends at TECHSOFT will never be forgotten. All our love and prayers. Bob and Peg

  7. Richard "Dickie" Best

    To the Gill family,
    Our deepest condolences. I knew the Captain for many years. He was a great leader, mentor and friend.
    Fair winds and following seas……

    Dickie Best (CNSG FORCE Master Chief (RET))

  8. Joan & Bill Flynn

    Ben, Sandra and other family members.
    Our deepest condolences-sounds as though he was quite a man!
    Joan and Bill

  9. capt Charles E Burns USN (Ret)

    Julie,Sorry to hear about David.The USN and our SECGRU were better because he was a member. Our thoughts are with you all. Chuck and Marlene Burns

  10. Master Chief Matthew Bouchard

    My deepest condolences to the Gill Family. I met Captain Gill 27 years ago when I was a brand new Sailor in Pensacola. He was a great leader and Sailor!

  11. Russell Moulton

    Dear Ben, Julie, Monica and Melia,

    Please let me offer my heartfelt sympathies to you all. My thoughts are with you and I pray for your peace during this time of heartache.

  12. Barbara and Fred Myer

    We both have such fond memories of Dave during our years at Bowdoin and Chi Psi, and then of reunions in Germany, Switzerland,and Maryland as we served our country.

  13. Raymond Bucci, Jr

    I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a friend at Bowdoin and brother -in-the bonds of Chi Psi fraternity. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  14. David and Susan Olson

    Julie, Ben and Monica, We were very saddened to hear of Dave’s death. He was a wonderful, wonderful guy. It hurts to even write this as we think about your loss and pain. Our love,

  15. Jane Croft

    It has been eons since the Crofts and other Chi Psi brothers have seen each other. I remember the wonderful time we had on Cape May when Jim was at Fort Holibird. My thoughts and condolences go out to all your family during this time of sadness. Too young!

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