Stephen Fitzhugh Gill ’66

Stephen Fitzhugh Gill '66

Stephen Fitzhugh Gill, 76, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 27, 2021 after a twelve-year battle with SMA/rare ALS.

Born and raised in Newport News on March 28, 1944 to Jesse Weston Gill, Jr. and Flora Mae Holland Gill. He was the second of the four “Gill Boys”.

Steve was predeceased by his parents; his son, Jordan Michael Gill; and brother, William “Billy” Gill.

He is survived by two daughters, Amy Elisabeth Gill and Hannah Susanne Gill; known as “PopPop” to his five grandchildren, Joshua Patterson, Naomi Rogers, Justin Gill, Elisah Tillman and newborn, Levi Grant; brothers, Jesse Weston Gill, III and Timothy Holland Gill; and former spouse, Susan Anderson Hanson. Steve was loved by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Steve graduated from Warwick High School, Class of 1962 and Davidson College in 1966. He worked at Newport News Shipbuilding as an Account Executive at CBN, worked in car sales and then followed his passion for photography.

He began his career in 1976, opening a studio in Hilton Village. Steve Gill was a well-known professional photographer specializing in commercial shoots, portraits, bridal and weddings. In 1983, Gill Commercial Photography relocated next to the Village Theatre.

Steve had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and attended New Covenant Church. He enjoyed shag dancing and would attend SOS in Myrtle Beach, SC socializing with his friends.

Expressions of sympathy to the Gill family are greatly appreciated. Contact by email: Hgezzie@yahoo.com

Due to COVID pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.

Leo J. Zoutewelle ’66

Leo J. Zoutewelle '66

Leo Zoutewelle, 85, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Charlotte, N.C. in the care of Presbyterian Hospital hospice. He was loved by his family. Born on December 19, 1935, in Holland, he was the son of Geesje Zoutewelle-de Groot and Leendert Zoutewelle.

Leo grew up during the trying times of occupied Holland and was the youngest of six siblings. He loved to bike the heather fields of postwar Europe and was an assistant zookeeper.

After studying forestry and surveying in the Dutch schools, Leo emigrated to the United States and met Carol Hazlewood Watson in Charlotte in 1957, whom he married on November 14, 1959. Leo and Carol were the first couple to be married by the new minister, Dr. Lee Stoffel, who led First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte for many years. Leo served as artillery Lieutenant in the North Carolina National Guard.

Leo was a surveyor with the Duke Power Company during the acquisition and development of Lake Norman. Pursuing American education as the father of a young family, he studied math at Davidson College (Class of 1966 and Dana Scholar) and earned his MBA at the University of Virginia (Darden School Class of 1968), including service on its Honor Board, Raven Society and as Class President.

He spent 11 years at NCNB National Bank (now Bank of America) as Vice President in the International Department, including leading its nascent foreign exchange trading platform during the days of interbank telephone and telex trades between this small Southern city and European financial centers.

Pursuing the American Dream of starting a small business, he founded his professional land surveying practice in 1977, and served as President of the Mecklenburg Surveyors Association and as Treasurer of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors. He retired in 2012.

Leo served as Deacon and Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. Leo was Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 3 (Myers Park Methodist Church) for 17 years. He also helped reestablish BSA Troop 16 at First Presbyterian Church. His interests include playing violin, the classical music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, computer programming, the Society of Classical Poets, the foothills of North Carolina and corresponding with old friends and family in America and abroad (including weekly intellectual conversations with his brother Anton of Utrecht).

Leo is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Carol, and his sons and daughter, Andrew G. “Andy” Zoutewelle (Sally), J. Martin Zoutewelle (Ellen) and Hannah Z. Graham (Bob), and also by five grandchildren, Austen E. Zoutewelle of New York City, Andrew S. “Shep” Zoutewelle (Kathryn) of Durham, NC, John P. “JP” Zoutewelle of Charlotte, Cecilia Zoutewelle of Charlotte and Cole Zoutewelle of Charlotte.

A service to celebrate Leo’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27th in the chapel of McEwen at Myers Park, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 1:30 p.m. Private interment will be in Sharon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to send gifts, please consider the BSA Troop 139 (Matthews United Methodist Church): https://www.troop139matthews.com/

Condolences may be offered at www.McEwenMyersPark.com.

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Pack Hindsley ’66

Pack Hindsley '66

John Pack Hindsley, Jr., of Washington, North Carolina died peacefully in his home Jan. 23, 2020.

Pack is survived by his wife, Janet, of 50 years, daughter Heather Hindsley, sons Kerry Hindsley (wife Carmen) and Paul Hindsley (wife Juli) and grandchildren Josie Winstead, Sierra Winstead, Ava Hindsley, Landon Hindsley and Carson Hindsley. Pack was a loved husband, father, brother and friend to many.

Pack was a long time community member of Zion Episcopal Church, where he most recently served on the Vestry.

Pack was born in Fort Lewis, Washington and grew up in Beckley, West Virginia.

He was an accomplished athlete and an avid outdoorsman. Pack played football at his beloved alma mater, Davidson College where he was named to the 1965 All-Southern Conference team and as an AP honorable mention All-American. In 2015, he was inducted into the Davidson College Hall of Fame. After college, Pack attended medical school at the University of Virginia.

A urologist by training, Pack served the people of Beaufort County and its surrounding counties before retiring in 2006. Most recently he enjoyed being an active member of Zion Episcopal Church, spending time with family, hunting with his dogs and doing other outdoor activities.

A man of great faith with a love of different cultures, Pack had the pleasure of traveling to every continent, including multiple mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua and numerous trips with the Friendship Force. Pack was preceded in death by his beloved, grandson Lee Winstead. Lee likely greeted his Pop Pop at Heaven’s gate doing backflips.

There will be a celebration of his life in May of 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, 1089 Bridge Street, Washington, NC 27889 or Zion Episcopal Church, 7302 U.S. Highway 264, Washington, NC 27889

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hindsley family.

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Charles Robert “Chip” Sanders ’66

Charles Robert “Chip” Sanders, Jr., 74, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 27, 2019. Chip was born on June 27, 1944, in New London, Connecticut, to the late Charles Robert Sanders, Sr. and Mary (Ware) Sanders. 

He graduated from Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1962, where he was Senior Class President. He attended Davidson College, then transferred to Auburn University to complete his undergraduate studies. He served in the Vietnam War and then in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Colonel after 20 years of service. 

Chip completed a PhD program in Higher Education Administration at Florida State University and pursued a career in Higher Education. In 1981 he was employed by Southern Bell/AT&T. After retirement in 2001, Chip attended Drew University and became an ordained Presbyterian Minister, serving church communities in New Jersey and Virginia. Chip has been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville since he and his wife, Nell, moved to the area five years ago. There he taught Sunday School, was involved with IMPACT of Charlottesville and Albemarle County; was a member of the Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace; and participated in a Lake Monticello History Club. 

Chip is survived by his wife, Dr. Nell Stevenson Sanders of Palmyra; four children (Cynthia Vandenberg of Trenton, New Jersey; Patricia Ferrell of Orlando, Florida; Craig Sanders of Dacula, Georgia; and Aaron Sanders of Ashburn, Virginia); and his brother, Doug Sanders of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Chip was especially proud of his seven grandchildren (Ryan, Adam, Madison, Devin, Nicholas, Dalia, and Roland); and he loved spending time with them. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA). The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service. A private interment will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to IMPACT of Charlottesville and Albemarle County through Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Rayburn J. Fisher, Jr. ’66

Rayburn J. Fisher, Jr. died on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 73. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the son of Miriam and Rayburn J. Fisher.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Bridges Fisher; daughters Elizabeth Anne Fisher (Kevin Reimer) and Vivian Bridges Fisher (Judy Eustace); grandchildren Megan, Clare, Michael, Ryan, Eliza, and Benjamin; sisters Miriam Fisher Gentry and Vivian Boyd Fisher (Jim Newcome); and niece Clare Nicole Gentry (Steve Lorch).

Mr. Fisher grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from North Fulton High School in Atlanta in 1962. He received a BA degree from Davidson College in 1966 and an MBA degree from Stanford University in 1968.

.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 15, 2019

He served two years in the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant, including a one-year tour of duty with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, 1969-1970.

He was a commercial banker in Atlanta for almost forty years and served as a Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association, 1996-1997. Mr. Fisher was a co-founder of Metro Bank of Atlanta in 1984 and was its CEO until the bank was sold to Regions Bank in 1996.

Ashes will be buried at a private memorial service in the Chapel Memorial Garden of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, where Mr. Fisher was a long-time member and an elder.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice

Rayburn J. Fisher, Jr. '66