August Gentil, 64, dean of Mt. Vernon
restaurant owners and for 30 years a restaurant owner-operator at various
locations in the local business district, died unexpectedly at 10 o'clock
Sunday night in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
He had been ill of a heart condition since Easter but made pies
for Sunday customers of Gentil's Restaurant at 132
East Second street early in the day. His
condition worsened during the day and he entered the hospital by ambulance
The deceased had owned restaurants at various locations on for 30
years and since 1953 had been at the 132 East Second street location.
Earlier in his career, he managed, the Smokewell
Cigar co., confectionery and cigar store and then the Shadow Sweep Shop in what
is now the Whipple building at Third and Main street.
Following employment by Wades Insurance Agency and E. B. Schenk
Hardware Co., he returned to the restaurant field 30 years ago as a restaurant
owner in the 100 block on West Second street. Subsequently he owned restaurants
street locations and then returned to West Second street.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home
where friends may call after Tuesday. Funeral arrangements were
incomplete at today.(Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery.)
The deceased was born west of Mt.Vernon. His father was John Gentil and his mother was Emaline
Curtis Gentil, a native of Posey county.
include the wife for 43 years, the former Martha E. Medcalf,
who had been closely associated with her husband in his business; three son,
John Harold and William Elvis, Mt.Vernon and Dale Adrian, Gary; five
grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Rosemary Smith, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Tillie Wall, Wichita, Kan.. Two old brothers are deceased.