Gary L. GillardMarch 5, 1945 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 72)
Gary L. Gillard, 72, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 at
Integrace Copper Ridge, Sykesville Maryland from complications of
Gary was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Raymond and Louise
Gillard of Silver Spring, M.D. Gary received a B.A. from Westminster
College, New Wilmington, PA; a M.Div from Virginia Theological Seminary;
a B.Sp.Ed from Deakin University of Victoria, Australia and a MS from
Hood College in Frederick, MD. He taught at the Maryland School for the
Deaf for twenty two years and for some years was the Vicar of St.
Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Frederick. After retiring from MSD he was a
part time Instructor in the Computer Science Department of Hood College.
He was awarded the title of Assistant Professor Emeritus from Hood
College. Gary loved teaching and learning, often traveling to learn about
new places and cultures. Fluent in American Sign Language, he
volunteered his time to interpret for students in their extracurricular
activities. Gary will be sadly missed and remembered by many friends,
colleagues and students in Frederick and elsewhere. Gary is survived by
his friend and companion of forty five years, Bernard C.Gerrard. A
Memorial Service will be announced and held at a future date. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to the Raymond L. and Louise K. Gillard
Prize fund at Hood College or to Hospice of Carroll County. MD.