KILMARNOCK—On October 27, 2018, Monroe Tyler Gatchell died at the age of 77.
Tyler was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of G. Gordon Gatchell and Elizabeth Kortwright Monroe Emory Gatchell and was a direct descendant of President James Monroe. He was raised in Baltimore and graduated from the Gilman School, class of 1959, and Johns Hopkins University, class of 1965.
Tyler married the former Mary “Molly” White in 1997 and together they retired to Kilmarnock in 2005.
With a passion for sailing, he and Molly sailed up and down the Atlantic Coast in their 42-foot Whitby, the Tytanic, and to the Bahamas. They also enjoyed many winters in Vero Beach.
An excellent tennis, paddle tennis and pickleball competitor, Tyler helped establish the Baltimore Invitational and other paddle tournaments. A member of the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock, Tyler had also served on their Bridge. Tyler was an avid bird hunter and enjoyed raising mallard ducks on his waterfront property.
Tyler leaves behind a loving wife, Molly White Gatchell; a brother, Richard Emory Gatchell; a nephew, Richard Emory Gatchell Jr. and his family; a niece, Margaret (Mimi) Gatchell Rodgers and her family; Molly’s five children, Ann Rollo, Debbie Barnes, Christine Schmidt, Will Schmidt and Marc Schmidt and their families including 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
An older brother, George Gordon Gatchell Jr. pre-deceased him, as did his parents.
Private graveside services will be held by the family.
Friends of Tyler may come to call from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, November 3, at the home of Richard and Catherine Gatchell Jr., 29 Murray Hill Circle, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117; or to the James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.