Charles F. Gambill
Saturday January 26, 2019 1:00p.,. Union Church of Hinsdale
Charles F. Gambill, of Batavia, Illinois, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019, surrounded by his family.Charles, affectionately known as Chuck, was born October 7, 1931, in Oak Park, Ill., to Russell L. and Dorothy V. Gambill. He graduated from the Asheville School for Boys in 1950, and from Washington & Lee University in 1954. He served two years in the United State Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1959. He began work at the Globe Company, founded by his grandfather, Charles Edward Gambill. In 1969, he would become a vice-president of the brokerage house Clark, Dodge & Co. In 1973, he founded Gambill Development Corporation, which he would head until his retirement in the early 90s. In addition to his working career, Chuck was active in Masonry, receiving the 33rd degree in 1985. Much of Chuck's activity in Masonry involved Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In 1984, he became Chairman of the Board, shepherding the hospital through its affiliation with Advocate Health Care in 2000. He helped to found and then served as Chair of the Illinois Masonic Family Foundation, a position he held until 2016. In 1961, Chuck wed Shirley Cormack of Columbus, Georgia. The couple settled in Hinsdale, Ill., where they resided until 2018. He is survived by Shirley; his children, Catherine (Robert) Wadington and Charles Jr.; three grandchildren, Turner Wadington, Madeline Wadington, and Caroline Wadington, and his twin sister, Gene Andersen, of River Forest, Ill. Memorials may be sent to the Illinois Masonic Family Foundation, 836 W. Wellington, Chicago, 60657 (773.296.5283).A memorial service with be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 1:00 pm at the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St. in Hinsdale, Illinois. Info at 630-325-2300.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 24, 2019