Former Mount Hermon (“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. D.
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 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 , 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 .