Gilbert
Gil Eberhard passed away at the age of 77 on July 16, 2010 at home with his beloved wife, Mary Lou, by his side. Gil was born on August 19, 1932 in Anaheim, California. At the age of 17, Gil's parents moved to Redondo Beach. He attended Redondo Union High School his senior year and was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball. After serving his country in the Army for four years, he attended California State University Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor's Degree. Shortly thereafter, he received his Master's Degree at Pepperdine University. After college, Gil embarked on a career as an educator/coach. He taught mathematics at Palos Verdes High School since its inception in 1961 until its closure in 1991. In 1966, Gil became the Varsity Baseball Coach and during those 25 years, his teams compiled 332 victories and 8 league titles. In the 1980's he also served as co-coach of the Sophomore Football Team where his teams amassed a 96-4 record during a ten year period. Gil was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou, his two sons, John (Cindy) and Steve (Kelly), and a daughter Judi Boudreau (Mike) as well as his four grandchildren, Kristi, Brian, Dalton and Peyton. Gil Eberhard loved life. He lived each day to the fullest. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. More importantly, Gil was humble, loyal, honest and derived satisfaction from giving to others. During retirement, Gil enjoyed golfing and his trips with his wife, family and friends to Lake Tahoe and Laughlin. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11:00am at the Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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  1. To the Eberhard & Boudreau families: Our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We will miss Gil.

  2. I had some great interactions with Coach Eberhard starting in 1964 when I was in his Algebra II class. He seemed very amused when I knocked the grading curve out of whack by scoring 100 on every test and nobody knew it was me until the final exam. But he still gave a few kids a break on their final grades – nobody came out of that class disappointed. On the athletic end, I was on the PVHS tennis team in 1966 and 1967 and practiced every day right next to the baseball field. Never an angry word was heard in 2 years and I was there almost every day. My thoughts at the time were: “How can he win any games if he doesn’t yell at the players?” I later came to find out that he won a lot of games and even his share of championships. Nice guys do finish first after all. Steve Cook – PVHS class of 1967

  3. Thanks to technology and our communicative Class of ’69, I learned about Gil’s passing. One didn’t have to be on his team or even take his class; Gil was an ICON in his own time; everyone loved him and learned what the word “respect” meant by his excellent example as a human being. Years may go by, but those years don’t matter when the memories bring us right back. Love to the family and our friends. Alexia (“Lexie”) Vanides, PVHS Class of 1969

  4. Dear Mary Lou and Family, hope you remember me as I could never forget you. I was so saddened to read Gil’s passing and was unable to make it to the service but want you to know I held you in my heart with many prayers. It was an honor to know you and be your “nurse” for many years at Dr. Mc Candless’s office. You were very special people and I so wanted to give you a big hug Mary Lou and tell you that in person. Years can go by but friends stay forever in your heart. I send you all my love and pray that beautiful memories will soon bring smiles to all your faces during this time of grief. With all my love, Dr. Mc’s nurse, Sheila Fruhling

  5. Mary Lou You are in our thoughts and prayers. We returned from AZ this weekend and wanted you to know we love you. Not having your address etc. this was a way to contact you. You are in our hearts, Harry & Donna McFarlin

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