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Surrounded by his loving family, Robert Joseph “Bob” Gill, 69, of Weirton, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at his home. Born April 1, 1948 in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late Thaddeus and Mary Corsi Gill. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter Kristen and brother Ted Gill. Having received his B.A. in Science Education from West Liberty State College, a Master’s in Secondary Education from WVU and his second Master’s in Educational Administration from Dayton University, Bob was a well-known area educator, having served as principal of Steubenville Catholic Central High School, Weirton Madonna High School, Springfield Middle School and Toronto High School, when he retired in 2010. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Ohio High School Administrators Association (OHSAA), the Ohio High School Athletic Association, Knights of Columbus 3734 and served as a High School Principal mentor in 2004. Bob is survived by his grade school sweetheart, Sandy Phillips Gill of Weirton, whom he married June 6, 1970; son Robert (Mandy) Gill of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter Jaime (Charles) Chambers of Millersville, MD; grandchildren Alana and Robby Gill of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers David (Cindy) of Sewickley, PA, Richard Gill of Redondo Beach, CA and Michael (Debbie) Gill of Weirton and sister in law Kathy Gill of Kennesaw, GA. Visitation will be held Thursday 4:00 – 8:00pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Dennis Schuelkens, Jr. officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of his family. Please consider a memorial contribution to the Development Department, Hillman Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022, which would be in memory of his mother, Mary.

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  1. Sandy, You and all of your family have been in my prayers for the last several weeks. I hope that our dear Lord helps all of you during this sad and difficult time. Bobby was a wonderful person and always had a ready smile. He will be missed. God bless all of you, and cherish your precious memories.

  2. Dearest Gill Family: Please accept our sincere sympathies. Mr Gill was a great teacher, mentor and friend. I have modeled much of my own teaching and student mentoring after the many lessons he taught me over the years. His impact on students as an education innovator and leader spans several decades. I will always be grateful for the opportunities he provided me including being a commencement speaker for a Madonna High School graduation. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Norman and Nancy Ferrari, Morgantown, WV

  3. Dear Sandy and family,
    I am so sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. I will always remember his sweet smile and great attitude. You had a beautiful and lasting relationship and I can only imagine how much you will miss him. Prayers your peace and his eternal peace. God Bless You and your family.

  4. Sandy & family,
    I’m so very sorry to read of Bob’s passing. Praying God’s love will surround you all during this very difficult time
    Rhonda Banfield

  5. So sorry to hear this sad news. Such happy memories of a wonderful person….spent lots of time on the golf course and on golf trips, and nothing but positive experiences. Sympathies to the entire Gill family….May he rest in peace.

  6. For all the Gill family my sincere sympathy. I have fond memories of Bob from high school and from living it the Weirton area. RIP, Bob, you will not be forgotten.

  7. Sandy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I know we feel it has been a privlage for us to have known such a great man. He will be truly missed.

    With much Love, the Paul Reardon family

  8. My sincere condolences to the family. Bob was a very good friend and colleague. May his memory be eternal.
    John Craig, Myrtle Beach, SC

  9. My family and I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Bob. He was a great teacher coach and true gentleman
    The Victor R Greco family

  10. Dearest Sandy and Family,
    You have my deepest sympathy. I will always remember Bob from high school, and how nice he always was. God bless you all in this most difficult time.
    Chuck and Janice (Mainenti) Hill

  11. To the Gill Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on Bob’s passing. I remember many good times when I was in school and later, teaching and coaching at Madonna. He was a great example, a good teacher, administrator, coach, but most importantly, a solid person. Will be missed.

    Jim and Anne Paul
    Greensburg, PA

  12. I’ll never forget the courage that my Uncle Bob showed during the time he was sick. His strength, passion for life and courage will be something I’ll always remember. I have so many great memories of the times our family spent together and I’ll cherish them forever.

    Aunt Sandy, Rob and Jamie, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time.

    David, Vicky, James and Josh

  13. To all the members of the Gill family I send deep sympathy and sincere condolences. I can imagine what a model of strength and acceptance is illness brought to him. I had many a good laugh with him-both in student days and in his administration time. I think we will miss that infectious smile and easy-going manner but I believe that he will continue to be present in a new way to each and every one.
    May he rest in God’s peace.
    (Sr) Gail DeMaria, CSJP

  14. Dear Sandy and family, My heart breaks for you on the loss of your sweetheart of so many, many years and the loss of a father, grandfather, uncle and so many other things to your family and Bobby’s friends. The MHS Class of ’66 mourns one of their stars and we will all miss him.

  15. To the entire Gill Family,
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you all. Mr. Gill always had an infectious smile and a twinkle in his eyes. He played an important role in our high school years as a coach, teacher and advisor. He will be missed. Michael and Toni (Orlando) Gurskey

  16. May all your memories of Bob give you peace and warmth. He was a fine man with a great smile and even greater heart.

  17. I was very saddened to hear of Mr. Gill’s passing. I pray that the good Lord be with you and that he may comfort your whole family during this time. All of you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Sandy,
    You and your precious family have my deepest sympathy on Bobby’s passing. I sincerely hope the wonderful love story you shared together for so many years will sustain you at this very sad time.

    Thoughts & prayers,
    Charlotte (Jonczak) Helba

  19. Sandy, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pam McCardel

  20. I’ve been praying for Bobby and the whole family. My deepest condolences to you all as you grieve his loss. Hopefully, you will find comfort in the image of him rejoicing in the Communion of Saints with loved ones who have gone before him. 💖💖💖💖

  21. Sandy and all members of the Gill Family. My prayers and condolences are sent your way. I am grateful for Bobbi’s coaching, leadership and teaching during my high school years. His confidence, charisma and courage were infectious. I have fond, humorous and positive memories of the times we shared, playing sports, being around your family and at the Gill home. May the way he journeyed through this illness be a guide star for you, when you need comfort, courage and strength. Thanks Bobbi! Enjoy your eternal home! Chuck Trinone

  22. Condolences to the Gill family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  23. Dear Sandy, So sorry that we could not offer our condolences in person.. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Bobby was a great person. I always remember him smiling all of the time. Just remember he will not suffer any more. May he rest in peace. May God bless you and your family always and in all ways.

  24. My deepest sympathy to the Gill family on the passing of Mr. Gill. He was my freshman Physical Science teacher at Madonna in 1970-71. It was the first science class I even remotely enjoyed! Mr. Gill’s style of teaching was different than any other teacher I ever had. He spent more time showing us “why” things worked the way they do instead of us constantly having our noses in the book. His smile was infectious. The world has lost yet another Gentle Man. May you find peace knowing that he now rests comfortably in the arms of God.
    Walt & Rita (Cantini) Tuchalski, Gettysburg, PA

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