Alvin Joseph Sill, 92, of Greenville, beloved husband of Louise Gallagher Sill, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Al was born on August 18, 1929, in Brackenridge, PA to the late Alvin Sill, Sr. and Isabella Meinz Sill. He attended Canisius College and graduated from the University of Detroit with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he began a career with E.I. Dupont Company consisting of assignments at several locations in the Southeastern U.S.A., Wilmington, DE and Geneva, Switzerland. The nature of the assignments varied from Process Development to Manufacturing Supervision to Plant Manager to Director of Manufacturing of Textile Fibers Operations in Europe and the Near East. Al also served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957.
In 1990, he and Louise retired to Kiawah Island, SC where he embraced retirement. While perfecting his golf game, he was also active in Sea Turtle Preservation efforts, the Community Association serving as Commissioner of Elections, and The Kiawah Island Club. He also served as a Board Member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.
In 2000, they moved to Greenville, SC where he supported the Greenville Symphony, was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a member of St. Mary’s Pillars of Christ Men’s Ministry, and an enthusiastic student at the Furman OLLI learning-in-retirement program.
In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by his son, Alvin Joseph, III and his wife Anne of Portola Valley, CA; three daughters, Kathleen Bogan and her husband Kenneth of Columbia, SC, Mary Elizabeth Owen and her husband Rodney of Paradise Valley, AZ, and Maura Copsey and her husband Rusty of Greenville, SC; six grandchildren, Jordan and Carter Owen, Jarvis and Forrest Sill, and Megan and Allison Copsey; three brothers, Bernard Sill and his wife Kyra of Palm Coast, FL, John Sill and his wife Peggy of Germantown, MD, and Paul Sill and his wife Cathy of Lexington, NC; and two sisters, Anna Marie Polcari of Coppell, TX, and Joan Potter of Jacksonville, FL.
The family wishes to extend deep and sincere gratitude to the McCall Hospice House for their compassionate and dignified end of life care.
A visitation will be held Sunday, November 7, 2021, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. A Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church; the inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 111 Hampton Ave., Greenville, SC 29601; Greenville Symphony Association, 200 S. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601; or Jasmine Road, P.O. Box 25452, Greenville, SC 29616.
Condolences or your favorite memory of Al may be left for the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.