- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 16 April 2014
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A private burial service for Edward Michael Gill, age 74, of McAllen, Tex., was at Mercedes Restlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Gill was born April 28, 1939 to Peter and Lois Moss Gill in Dallas. He spent his childhood in Mount Vernon. He was a graduate of the University of Texas and also studied at Columbia University in New York.
His life and great joy was centered around Mexico. He was President of Sanborn Viva Motorcoach Tours in McAllen. He traveled every corner of Mexico and loved the people. He was immersed in the culture and was an avid Mexican folk art collector.
Mr. Gill died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 of a sudden illness at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, her children, David and Julie of Wisconsin, Cherie and Darrell Swearengin of Austin, and two grandchildren.