Gerald P. "Bub" Gillette, 69, of 321 Portage St., Emporium, died at his residence on Saturday afternoon(March 20, 2010) after a brave battle with brain cancer.
He was born March 9, 1941 in St. Marys a son of the late Philip and Juanita "Sis" Johnson Gillette. On February 4, 1967 in St. Marks Catholic Church he married Donna Armstrong Gillette, who Survives.
Mr. Gillette graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1959. He graduated with an associate degree from Bryant Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, NY. He served with the US Army from 1963 to 1965.
He worked for DCNR; Bureau of Parks. Years ago he worked for M & M Pipeline and Emporium Equipment Rentals. He was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church, Third degree and life member of the Knights of Columbus, Emporium Council #990. He was a coach for the Cameron County Little League, where he coached boys and girls, for many years and also served on the Board of Directors.
In addition to his wife Donna.
Daughter: Lori, Mrs. Paul Mall, Jr., Emporium
Son: Steven Gillette & his fiance Francine Guisto & family, Emporium
Son: Brian Gillette and his wife Lori, Emporium
Daughter: Lisa, Mrs. Joey White, Irving, TX
8 Grandchildren Cassidy, Sydney, Madison, Nicholas, Seth, Alison, Taylor & Jase
2 Great Grandchildren Cami & Reese
Sister: Donna, Mrs. Sonny Abriatis, Emporium
Preceded in death by his parents: Philip and Sis Gillette
Brother: Carl Joseph Gillette
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Marks Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (March 23, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, where a Vigil Service will be held at 2PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses, HOSPICE, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to National Brain Tumor Society, East Coast Office, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 3/20/2010 09:05:00 PM