Born in Concord, 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, and received his Bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Mass. in 1959. In 1960, he entered the United States Navy and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve at Newport, R.I.
David retired from the Navy on July 1, 1991 after a career of 31 years as a cryptologic 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, Calif.
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, Fla., 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, Calif.; a granddaughter, Melia Kirsten Nutting Smith of Karlsruhe, Germany and a sister, Cynthia Gill Panshin of Corvallis, Ore.
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 23, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Glenn Creveling officiating. The family will greet friends at Willow Valley Manor from 10 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 St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20001