Former Mount Hermon Executive Director, Bill Gwinn passes into Glory

Former Mount Hermon Executive Director William D. (“Bill”) Gwinn died Friday afternoon, April 17, in Palm Springs , CA .  He had a minor heart attack on Tuesday in Banning, and doctors thought he was getting better, but then he worsened and was moved to a larger hospital in Palm Springs , and was in ICU when he died.  He was 79.  His wife, Colette, was with him when he died.

Bill was here from 1957 to 1978, starting first as program director under a dual-management model, then a triple-management model, and was finally named executive director in 1963.  He was responsible for the development of a family camp program, and greatly expanded Mount Hermon ’s programs and influence in the 21 years he served here.

He is survived by his sons Casey and Doug and his daughters Melissa and Jenny, and several grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned at Mount Hermon , and details of the date and time will be announced soon.  In the mean time, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends remember the Mount Hermon Book of Remembrance.

One Response to “Former Mount Hermon Executive Director, Bill Gwinn passes into Glory”

  1. Barbara Gwinn Antes Says:

    Thank you for putting this in…I am the last of the “Gwinn Family”….eight kids…there were 6 boys and 2 girls…Bill was the youngest and we were the best of friends…I will miss him greatly…as will his kids and lovely wife Colette. Bunny (Bill’s little sister!!)

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