Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 31, 2011 12:20 pm EDT


COLUMBUS — David Buchanan Gill Sr., 70, of Columbus, passed away Oct. 26, 2011.

David was born in Mount Vernon, son of the late Charles and Aileen Gill. Also preceded in death by his fiancé, Patti Jo Lindahl; and sister, Peggy Lerch. David graduated from Mount Vernon High School Class of 1958 and went on to also graduate from The Ohio State University majoring in microbiology. He was later drafted to the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and worked as a military police officer while stationed in Germany. While serving in the Army, he graduated with a master’s in education from the University of Maryland. On his return home he began teaching German at Upper Arlington High School where he remained until his retirement. He started their German Exchange Program and traveled yearly with students to Germany. While at Upper Arlington, David also coached soccer for many years and was instrumental in introducing soccer to central Ohio. David was a very kind man and as his yearbook stated, he was “an endless source of wit and fun, a great friend to everyone.” He enjoyed music, maintaining friendships with his former students, and traveling, but most of all, David enjoyed and looked forward to time spent with his son, especially their Friday lunches together.

He will be greatly missed by his son, David Gill Jr.; siblings, Steve and Charles Gill and Betty Handshey; cousin, Bill Buchanan; and many other extended family members and dear friends.

Calling hours will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road. To share memories or condolences, visit

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