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Jack A. Gill (March 5, 1922 – December 14, 2014)


It is with sadness that we share the news that Jack A. Gill passed away on Sunday, December 14th at age 92.

Born in 1922, Jack moved to Hurley as a teenager in 1937 when his father purchased the land in Hurley that would become the Gill Farm. He was the second of three generations of Gills to run the family farm business which, under his leadership, became one of the largest producers of sweet corn in New York State. A respected leader in the agricultural community, he will also be remembered as a World War II veteran, and for his long and dedicated service as a board member and volunteer in the Town of Hurley.

We at the Local Economies Project and the Hudson Valley Farm Hub feel fortunate to have been among the many organizations touched by Jack Gill and the legacy of the Gill Farm. Our sympathies are extended to his wife Charlotte, his son John Gill and three siblings Karen, Cindy, and David, as well as his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please follow this link to read the obituary posted on December 15th, 2014.


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