Friday, October 24, 2014

Raymond Gill Passes Away

    Raymond S. Gill, of Crownsville, MD, a former journalist, congressional aide and government press officer, died October 20, 2014. He was 81.
    Mr. Gill was a reporter for The Capital, the old Baltimore Evening Sun, and the Baltimore News American. He joined the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1960 as a general assignment reporter. He went to the News American in 1966 and soon became that paper's principal writer on state politics and government. He covered the national conventions of both political parties in 1972. In 1974, Mr. Gill went to work for Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt (R-MD), where he served as writer and as her staff assistant in the House Budget Committee, in which she was a member. He also served as her staff assistant in the Joint Economics Committee. From 1987 to 1995, when he retired, Mr. Gill was a public affairs specialist in the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs. A lifelong student of history, he also shared the interest in art to which his wife, Lillian, was devoted, and they enjoyed visiting the cities and cultural attractions of Europe. A native of Ridley Park, PA, he was a graduate of Temple University and served two years in the U.S. Navy.  

    He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a son, Raymond; a daughter, Suzanne Callahan; three granddaughters, Molly Gill, Nicole Harbaugh, and Bridget Callahan; and two great-grandchildren, Layden Harbaugh and Brooke Harbaugh.
    A memorial service will be held December 6, 2014 at All Hallows Episcopal Chapel, 864 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland. Online condolences may be placed at

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