William C. Gamble, 91, passed away of heart disease on October 30, 2020.
Born in 1929 in North Carolina, he graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1947 and married his high-school sweetheart, Anne Marie, in 1951.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, assigned to the chemical warfare division.
Mr. Gamble spent his entire career in the banking industry. He joined the National Bank and Trust Company of Kennett Square in 1957 as a teller and worked his way up to the rank of vice president. In 1971 he became president of the Dime Savings Bank of Chester County (which became the Bank of Chester County) and stayed there until he retired. In addition to his decades of on-the-job experience, he took courses at Bucknell and Rutgers Universities.
Mr. Gamble played leadership roles in several local professional and service organizations. He was a member of the executive committee of the Chester County Bankers Association and served as president of the Board of Governors at Jennersville Hospital and vice president of the Southeastern Chester County Chamber of Commerce. He was also active in the Avon Grove Lions Club and the Kennett Square Jaycees.
Mr. Gamble and his wife were longtime members of the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club. Both avid golfers, they moved to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, after he retired. He returned to West Chester in June 2020 due to failing health.
Mr. Gamble shared 49 years of marriage with his wife until her death. His daughter, Dawn, also predeceased him. Survivors are his daughter Denise (husband Jack) Mizrahi; grandsons Jared Mizrahi, of Lancaster, and Jordan Mizrahi, of West Chester; and his niece, Sandy Greene, of Landenberg.
Services will be private.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.