Bernice Dawn Gambell, 70, of Frederick, MD, departed this life on July 17, 2021.
Born on August 27, 1950, in Washington DC and was a resident of Frederick for over 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest L. and Bernice M. Bain Gambell of Silver Spring and Tennessee. She will be dearly missed by her sweetheart and devoted partner of 30 years, Michael Nestor; her brother, Art Gambell and sister Carole McCann, as well as extended family Becky, Laura and Matt Nestor, and many loving nieces, nephews and grandchildren; and a cast of characters she was proud to call friends (shout out to My Laura, Kathy and Tammy)!
Bernice graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on 1968. She joined AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) in 1973, working as Airport Directory Administrator and Member Services Representative. She retired in 2014 after 40 years of service. Bernice loved their dog McGee, traveling, entertaining Super Bowl football parties, and GOOD white zinfandel wine......Her Mystery Halloween Costumes were LEGENDARY!
The family will receive friends form 10-11 AM on Friday, July 23, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike where services will begin at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tim May presiding. Interment will take place at Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, or your favorite charity.
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