"Bill" Gift
April 20, 1946 - September 7, 2018

"Bill" Gift
Apr 20, 1946 - Sep 7, 2018

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22
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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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Masonic Service

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3:30 PM
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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Harrison William Gift, III, "Bill", age 72, died Friday September 7, 2018 at his home in Fort Washington after a series of illnesses.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Harrison William, Jr. and Florence (nee Thomas) Gift, Jr. Bill was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Gift Kelly of Birdsboro, Pa in 2009.

Bill was a Plastics Engineer, starting his career with Rohm & Haas at the Bridesburg plant where he worked from 1966 until 1976. In 1972 Bill and his father started Tubro Co., Inc in Ivyland, PA, a Plastic Fabrication & Engineering company. Bill retired in 2010 .

Bill was an Upper Dublin Township Commissioner from 1994 through 2002, serving as President of the Commissioners from 1998 till 2002. He was a member of the Oreland Fire Company from 1975 to 1983 and the Fort Washington Fire Company from 2002 till his death, where he served on the Board of Directors and served as the company Photographer. Bill was a member of the Board of Directors and served as Vice President of the Community Ambulance Association of Ambler. He was a Mason with Friendship-Williams Lodge F&AM No. 400 of Jenkintown where he served as Master in 1985. Bill was a Ham Radio Operator with the call sign of K3HWG and a member of the Philmont Ham Radio Club where he served as Vice President. Bill also volunteered for Angel Flight East and Patient Airlift Services (PALS).

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years Dolores M. Gift (nee Wilson). He is the devoted father of Danielle Gift of Astoria, NY and loving grandfather of Cameron Kelly and Christine Kelly of Birdsboro, PA. Bill is also survived by his brothers Gregory Gift and his wife Linda of Charlotte, NC, Kevin Gift and his wife Janet of Maple Glen, PA and his son-in-law John Kelly of Birdsboro, PA

Relatives and Friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, with a Masonic Service at 3:30 PM. Interment will be private.

Remembrances in his name to Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, 580 Virginia Drive, Suite 110, Fort Washington, PA 19034 www.dolanfund.org OR Community Ambulance Assoc. of Ambler (C.A.A.A.) PO BOX 98 Ambler, PA 19002 www.amblerambulance.org would be appreciated by the family.

Tributes and photos may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com

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Stephanie and John Schank on Sep 19, 2018

We met Bill and Dolores at a B & B in Savanah, Ga, right before St. Patty’s Day. As all college kids know it is a big party town on that holiday. Bill was on a medication so he couldn’t partake of the green Jell-O shots they were handing out at all the bars. Meanwhile, we did his share and more. Once in a while he’d mention trying to corral 3 wobbly (I think we were already senior citizens then) up the hill from the fever and back to the place. We really enjoyed that trip and were looking forward to some more like it. Bill will be so sorely missed. We love you Dolores and Danielle. Fondly, John and Stephanie

Janet McDonald Putnam on Sep 14, 2018

As a fellow member of the class of '63 I offer condolences to the family . He was always a positive and funny guy who made this world a better place. He gave back to his community selflessly. Rest in Peace. Janet McDonald Putnam

Greg Gift on Sep 13, 2018

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AJ3DI on Sep 13, 2018

Thanks for pushing me. I am so to have had you in my ham life, and then my real life. I am glad that I could make you mumble to yourself, even if I may have heard 'punk' in there! I am grateful for the challenges you presented to me that made me mumble to myself! Thank you. I miss you. YES, I am wearing a badge *and* it's mine......

Bonita Grady on Sep 12, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in Bill's passing. I always appreciated his wit, insight, and love of hearing his Delores play the piano. I especially look at his "purchase" of the "piano bench"....and smile!! He was a great guy in the few years I've known him.... he'll be sadly missed, I know! Hugs to all of you, especially Delores!!! My love....
Bonita (Grady)

steven stone on Sep 12, 2018

9/12/18.
Dolores & Family,

I am saddened to learn of Bill's passing. I have many fond memories of him--including working the polls for him in his hotly contested & successful re-election campaign, testifying at his request in support of Community Ambulance's plan to move to Butler Pike, and his consistent support over the years of the Shade Tree Commission. Bill was a good leader and a good man! He will be missed.

---Steve Stone

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22
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Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Sep
22
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Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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