Gigi Olive Gambrell, age 61, passed away peacefully at her home with her son at her side on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Gigi was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 30th, 1958 to the late Jacques & Olive Gambrell. She is survived by her son, James Gambrell, sister Billie Slaughter, sister Cheryl Gambrell, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Throughout her life, Gigi lived in Boston, MA, Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Wilmington, NC.
Gigi was passionate about learning, and earned a B.S in both Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, a M.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.B.A from Xavier University.
After college, Gigi worked in various engineering disciplines for companies such as Alcoa, Westinghouse, and General Electric, and obtained multiple patents for her contributions.
Gigi was always keeping busy with multiple hobbies including jazz music, traveling to exotic places, line and ballroom dancing, science fiction tv and movies, and wine tastings, just to name a few.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a virtual celebration of Gig’s life on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Details to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the various charities Gigi supported via this link, <a href="http://In Memoriam of Gigi Gambrell organized by James Gambrell."
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