Margaret Linscott Gledhill
July 29, 1920 – January 4, 2020
Margaret Linscott Gledhill passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Born on July 29, 1920 in Harpswell, ME, “Peg” grew up on Orr's Island Maine and spent much of her time on Bailey's Island. She was the middle daughter of Herbert and Lillian Smith Linscott. Her sisters Elizabeth Linscott Bailey and Elzada Linscott McGilley predeceased her.
Peg attended grammar school on the island and would take you to task if you referred to it as a “one-room-school”. It had two rooms. She graduated from Brunswick High School and matriculated to Maine Eye & Ear Infirmary (now part of Maine Medical Center) where she graduated as a Registered Nurse.
Peg met her future husband, Robert Scott Gledhill, when he visited the Island in 1934. They married at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick ME, in 1942 and were married 59 years. They had three children, Robert “Scott” Gledhill Jr. of Annapolis and Rockville MD, Lynn Scott Gledhill Yates (deceased) of Richmond VA, and Deborah (Deb) Ann Gledhill Nolen of Hanover NH. Additionally she is survived by her grandson Jonathan Robert Nolen, daughter-in-Law JoAnne Calderone (Scott's wife), and sons-in-law Michael Nolen, and Joseph Yates.
Early in her adult life Peg lived in Hartford CT where her first two children, Scott and Lynn, were born and later in Fairview Park OH where her third child, Deb, was born. During this period Peg filled many roles: wife, mother, nurse, dear friend to many, golfer, and ardent bridge player.
In addition to her other activities Peg enjoyed skiing and sailing. She skied well into her 70's. and was still piloting a 35 foot sailboat well into her 80's.
In 1964 Peg, along with husband Bob and daughter Deb, moved to Paoli PA. She lived there for 47 years. Both Peg and Bob were active members of Good Samaritan Church in Paoli.
Peg went on professionally to become one of the early Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Nurse Practitioner credentials from University of Massachusetts in 1974. Her career accomplishments included 22 years at Haverford College as the Director of College Health Services. She took the healthcare service from an infirmary model to an ambulatory care model with a computerized data system and an emphasis on wellness. Peg held the distinction of being the second nurse appointed Director of College Health in the United States. Her husband and children took great pride in her achievements and the model of work and service to others she provided.
While visiting her son Scott in 2009 it was decided she would move to Annapolis and live with him. Being 89 years of age was no impediment to Peg in making new friends and creating meaning for herself and others. Upon arriving in Annapolis Peg joined St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and became an active member of the church and the women's auxiliary. At the time of her death she was believed to be the oldest member of the church.
Peg's faith and certainty in God sustained her throughout her life. She left us without fear and looking forward to what was to come.
Peg's family and friends will be honoring her with a memorial service followed by lunch.
Time: 11:00 AM Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Location: St Margaret's Episcopal Church 1600 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis MD 21409
Memorial Service and Reception
St Margaret's Episcopal Church
1600 Pleasant Plains Road