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Gilbert "Gil" H. Siegel

July 19, 1939 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

 

Gilbert H. Siegel, age 82, died on August 6, 2021, in Oxford, Ohio.  Gil was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late Gilbert and Janiece Siegel. He was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School. Gil earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He continued his studies at Miami University and the University of Maryland.

Gil is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne G. Siegel, to whom he was married for 52 years. He is also survived by sons Trey (Amy) Siegel and Brandon (Kristi) Siegel and daughter Stacy (Nick) Grimm. Gil was a very loving grandfather to A.J and Claire Siegel; Annie, Jack, and Lucy Siegel; and Catcher and Colette Grimm. Gil is survived by sisters Mary Cone, Nancy Rhine and Sally (Jim) Ryerson as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of wonderful colleagues and friends.

Family was first to Gil, but he also loved Oxford and Miami University. Gil came to Oxford in 1966 as a freshman advisor at Miami and was soon promoted to Assistant Dean of Men. During his career, Gil served as Assistant Dean of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students and Administrator of Health Services, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, and Interim Administrator of Financial Aid. He retired in 2002 as Executive Assistant to the President. He was rehired to return to Miami as the Senior Administrator of the Office of Recreational Sports. During his tenure at Miami, Gil was instrumental in the development of the Miami bus transportation system for students and the development of Miami’s Recreational Sports Center and Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center. Gil also established and chaired the Parents Council, a board made up of parents of Miami students. Gil served for 10 years as Faculty Advisor of the Evans Scholars Chapter at Miami. Gil received the A.K. Morris Award from the Miami University Alumni Association for distinguished service by faculty or staff to Miami’s alumni program. Gil and Sue were named Miami’s Parents of the Year in 1996.

In addition to work at Miami, Gil was very active in leadership roles in the community. He served as a deacon, elder, trustee and chairman of the board over the course of more than twenty years at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. Gil served as a campaign director for the United Way of Oxford. He was a board member of the Boy Scouts and the TRI Community Center. Gil served as chairman of a committee comprised of citizens seeking to bring a continuing care retirement community (The Knolls) to Oxford. Gil served as a member of the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and Trustees for ten years, holding the offices of secretary/treasurer, and vice-chairman before becoming chairman from 1996-1998.

Gil was an active member of Kiwanis and later Rotary in Oxford. He served as president of both organizations during the 50th anniversary year of each of these service groups.  He was named Oxford Citizen of the Year(s) in 1998. Gil was known by many to be the type of man “who could be put in a broken situation and fix it.”  He was kind, loyal, supportive, and funny.  He loved to play golf, a game he learned at the Inverness Club in Toledo. Gil’s light will continue to shine in the hearts and memories of those who knew and loved him.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Oxford Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Gil’s memory to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project, or the Evans Scholars Foundation (designation3620-001).

 


Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 4, 2021

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Oxford Presbyterian Church
101 N. Main Street
Oxford, OH 45056

Donations

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

McCullough Hyde Hospital Foundation
110 N. Poplar Street, Oxford OH 45056
Web: https://www.trihealth.com/foundations/

Evans Scholars Foundation
Web: https://www.givetomiamioh.org/s/916/16/home-flah.aspx

Designation 3620-001

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