Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Jane Gillespie, 68, corporate attorney, sailor

Cincinnati native a 1962 Yale Law School grad

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Jane Gillespie, attorney and daughter of Cincinnati physicians William P. and Elizabeth B. Gillespie, died May 9 of cardiac arrest in Norwalk, Conn. A sailing teacher at the Norwalk Yacht Club, she was stricken while welcoming new members. A longtime resident of Norwalk, she was 68.

Ms. Gillespie was born in Cincinnati and graduated from Walnut Hills High School. She had recently attended her 50th class reunion.

She entered Vassar College, then studied anthropology at Northwestern University and the University of Strasbourg.

She was one of three women to graduate from Yale Law School in 1962. She retired after a career as a corporate attorney with the Interpublic Group of Companies.

She was appointed to the Five Mile River Commissionin 1981 and served until her death.

She is survived by cousins.

A service will be held at 5 p.m. on June 6 at the Norwalk Yacht Club, 10 Nathan Hale Drive, South Norwalk, CT 06854.


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