John Wallace "Wally" Gill Born in Latuda, Utah on June 26, 1926 and passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, in Redondo Beach, CA on February 8, 2006. He was a veteran of WWII. Wally lived in Redondo Beach for 62 years and worked for the Redondo Beach School District for 35 years, beginning as one of 3 gardeners and retiring as the Director of Maintenance and Operations in 1985. During his retirement years, he enjoyed working on miscellaneous projects at his sons' homes, puttering around the family's vacation home in Lake Isabella, and fishing on the Kern River. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia (Jinny); his sons Mark, Steve and Craig; his daughters-in-law Jean and Teresa; his sisters-in-law Betty Gill, Jo Ann Willoughby and Georgia Dekens; his brother-in-law Leon; his nieces Janna, Rhesa and Rosie (by marriage); his nephews Bryan, Blayne, Dale and Davey; many grand nieces and nephews; and his "granddog" Didi. He was preceded in death by his mother Annie, his father Herbert, his brothers Harold and Herbert Jr. and his baby daughter Delinda Kathleen. Family & friends visitation will be on Friday, February 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 11th at 11:30 AM at Green Hills Memorial Park. To send the family a message, share a memory, for directions to services, or to view the online video tribute please go to the mortuary's website,

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of your husband and father’s passing. Herb enjoyed talking to him as he put his gardening skills to work at the Date Ave. property. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

  2. Dear Mark and Family, We are very saddened to hear about your father. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. At such a time, there isn’t much that anyone can say, but our thoughts go out to you and your family in sympathy. We wish you’ll find strength and comfort in knowing others share the loss of the one so dear to you. From the staff at HSA.

  3. Steve, Cheryl and I are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our sincere prayers for you and your family. We know we will never take anything away from this life but the love of our family and friends, so in that way your father left this world a very rich man, indeed. Your care and compassion in his final months show a profound love and respect. So loved by so many is life’s greatest reward. Wishing you peace at this time of sorrow, Sincerely, Bill & Cheryl Tymczyszyn

  4. I am sorry to hear of your loss, and am sending our condolences and prayers for your family. May you find comfort in the memories of the happiest times.

  5. Dear Virginia and Guys, What a wonderful tribute to your husband and father. What a blessing to us to see your loving family. We are so sorry for Wally’s suffering. Please feel free to let us know if we can help in any way. Virginia,I,(Gail) would love to get together for tea sometimes. Thanks for being such good neighbors. We will miss seeing Wally take his walk and will miss talking with him when he passed our home. With our prayers, Jim and Gail

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