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Robert A. Gingell
July 23, 1923 – February 3, 2007 

Survivors include two sons from his first marriage to Grace Noffsinger; Robert Gingell Jr. of Sunnyvale, CA; and Gentry Gingell of Gaithersburg; four stepchildren, Dr. John McConnaughey of Spokane, WA, David McConnaughey of New York and Robert McConnaughey and Terry McConnaughey, both of Bethesda; and a brother.

Robert A. Gingell, 83, a Washington area lawyer who specialized in estate and property law, died February 3 at his home in Silver Spring. He had Parkinson’s disease.

He formerly chaired the American Bar Association’s committee on significant probate and trust decisions and served on the Maryland Bar Association’s executive committee. Also, he was a charter member and fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Robert Arthur Gingell was born in Alexandria and, after his parents died, he was raised by relatives and parents of a friend. After graduating from Western High School in 1942, Mr. Gingell served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific and saw active duty during the Korean War. He retired from the reserves in the late 1950s at the rank of captain.

He was a 1948 graduate of George Washington University and a 1949 graduate of its law school.

 He was a former president of the Olney Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a former Bethesda resident and had been president of the Kenwood neighborhood citizens association. He moved to Silver Spring in 1999. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring and was parish lawyer for more than 40 years.