John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD


Joanne Fay Gill

January 26, 1940July 5, 2019

Beloved wife and mother, Joanne Fay Gill, passed away on July 5, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ, after an extended illness from Alzheimer’s disease. Born on January 26, 1940, in Pittsburgh, PA, Joanne was the daughter of George and Doris Moffatt. Married to her college sweetheart, Kenneth R. Gill on November 3, 1961, Joanne was a devout Christian and a stay at home mother. She loved her family dearly and spent many years nurturing them and supporting their endeavors. Her passions included sewing, cooking, birdwatching, planting her gardens and loving the many animals the family raised – horses, cows, dogs and cats. Loved by friends and family alike, she had a heart of gold and smile that lit up the room.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Kenneth “Ken” Gill, and her children: Kimberley (Gill) Rimsza and her husband Skip Rimsza of Phoenix, AZ; Kenneth “Rick” Gill Jr. and his wife Melissa Gill of Boulder, CO; and Laura (Gill) Pastrana and her husband Robert of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Alex, Taylor and Nicole Rimsza, Kenneth and Brandon Gill, and Kendall and Cameron Jacobsen.

Viewings will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at Taylor Funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 11, at Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 710 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401 followed by a church to cemetery procession at 12:00 to Maryland Veterans Cemetery 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd., Crownsville, MD 21032 for a 1:45 P.M. burial ceremony. Reception will follow at Laura Gill Pastrana’s residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joanne’s honor at www.yufoundation.org with donations earmarked to Alzheimer research.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


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Chuck Bernstein

July 13, 2019

To Ken Gill and family: I was so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. I remember her from the 50 s as always being a bright, kind, lovely lady.

Sadly, I have not had much opportunity to see her in recent years, but always remembered her as the lovely woman she was.

I hope that knowing how widely she was respected will bring her family some comfort at this difficult time


Peggy Sternfels

July 11, 2019

Dear Ken and family:

I remember my former WMC classmate with fondness and appreciate your and her generous contributions to AAMC and our community. Please accept the condolences of our family.
"College ties can ne'er be broken...ever may they be."

Peggy Hiller (Kenton) Sternfels

Michelle Gray

July 8, 2019

I met Joanne and her family years ago at the dental office I work at. She was a ray of sunshine. She lit up the room with her infectious smile!! She loved to cook and I remember having hours of conversation about her feasts she would make at Thanksgiving!! She loved all that was involved in making a huge feast for her family. She loved providing for and taking care of her family. It was everything to her. I am glad she is now free from her prison that was her own body for the last years of her life. I know she is free as a bird now and watching over the family she loves. Rest In Peace Joanne. We are forever thankful for knowing you. To the entire Gill family, especially Ken and Laura who I know the best. You are all in my thoughts and prayers . ❤️ Love you guys.