Clifton Elmer Gill
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Clifton Elmer Gill
  • June 21, 1931 - May 9, 2017
  • Falls Church, Virginia

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Clifton E. Gill Jr. (age 85) of McLean, VA passed away peacefully at Chesterbrook Residences under Hospice care on Monday May 8th. He was born on June 21, 1931 at Georgetown University Hospital and had been a lifelong resident of McLean, VA. His family settled in the town of Falls Church and McLean, VA in the 1700's. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Clifton E. Gill Sr. and Marie Divine Gill, stepfather John Kletter and his wife of 37 years, Mary Alys Hobbs Gill.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Alison Gill Falkoff, his sister, Bonnie Gill Thomasberg, his granddaughters, Helene Wren Falkoff and Harriet Divine Falkoff. In addition, his nephews; Clifton (Robin) Thomasberg, Timothy Thomasberg and Jon (Nevine) Thomasberg. Clifton Gill was sometimes called "the Mayor" of McLean and had many close friends
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In his early years, Mr. Gill attended Chesterbrook Elementary and Western High School. He went to college for Banking. He served in the Korean War. He had a very successful career as a Vice President banking for nearly 40 years.

His involvement in the community was extensive and he served as the President of Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary Club and numerous other boards and civic associations. He developed an honorary award for exceptional Police Officers through the Chamber Commerce that is still active today.

Mr. Gill was an avid golfer and was a member of Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA for 30 years. He played minor league baseball, basketball and was a championship bowler. Mr. Gill went to every Redskins game for 30 years and he was an avid sports enthusiast.

Family and friends will be received from 11-1pm on Saturday May 20th. 1pm services in the chapel at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. Interment Merrifield Cemetery, Merrifield, VA. Reception to follow at Murphy's Funeral Home.