Richard Macgill, 75

Bank vice president

September 01, 2007

Richard Gambrill Macgill, a retired banker and sports fan, died Monday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 75 and lived in Ruxton.

Mr. Macgill was born in Baltimore and raised in Howard County, where his former home is now Kings Contrivance restaurant, family members said.

Mr. Macgill graduated from Gilman School in 1950 and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1954.

After serving with the Army in Greenland, he began his banking career with First National Bank of Maryland in 1957. He joined Maryland National Bank, now Bank of America, in 1962.

As a senior vice president, Mr. Macgill oversaw management of the bank's national division, Maryland Banking Group, and not-for-profit groups. He retired in 1994.

Mr. Macgill was chairman of the Goodwill Industries board in 1983 and a board member from 1971 to 1986.

He had been a member of the Harbor Hospital board since 1974, a member of the board of Maryland Mentoring and a member of the finance committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

He was a former president of Ruxton-Riderwood-Lake Roland Improvement Association.

Mr. Macgill was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. He also enjoyed sailing.

He was a member for many years of the Elkridge Club.

There are no services.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Ethel Dixon Willis; a son, McKenny W. Macgill of Baltimore; two daughters, Tacy Macgill-Biggs of Towson and Mary R. Macgill of Menlo Park, Calif.; a brother, Hugh Corner Macgill of West Hartford, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

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