He graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School and, in 1953, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. After college, he served in the Army in Germany and France.
Until recently, Mr. McGill was a judge of elections in the 56th Ward in Northeast Philadelphia. He was active in civic life on Long Beach Island, where he had owned a home since 1965. He loved to take family on crabbing trips there.
He was a member of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Northeast Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia sports fan with a wry sense of fun, he and other insurance executives founded the Dick Littlefield Club in the 1980s.
It was a tongue-in-cheek attempt to spotlight players who never stood a chance of being elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.
Littlefield was a left-handed pitcher who played for nine major-league teams between 1950 and 1958. His one claim to fame fizzled. He was traded, along with $30,000, by the New York Giants to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Jackie Robinson on Dec. 13, 1956. Robinson refused to report to the Giants, choosing to retire, so the trade was voided.
The Littlefield Club "was one of his favorite things," Mr. McGill's son said. "He was a great conversationalist who loved the Phils, and enjoyed being with people and having a beer."
Surviving, in addition to his son, are his wife of 56 years, the former Marilyn Gaynor; daughters Nancy, Lisa Austin, and Andrea Primus; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
A visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Visconto Funeral Home, 2031 Vista St. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 at Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 2000 Shelmire Ave. Interment will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Penndel.
Donations may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center via www.fccc.edu.
Contact Bonnie L. Cook at 215-854-2611 or email@example.com.