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GILLAM, CDR Harold R. USN (Ret.) Of Marblehead, Commander Harold R. Gillam, a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and a civil engineer, died in his sleep on November 16, 2013, joining his beloved wife, Margaret S. (Kelleher) Gillam. Known by family and friends for his faithfulness, loyalty, character and determination, he was a good man deeply loved and is greatly missed. Commander Gillam is survived by two sons, Joseph W. Gillam of Ithaca, New York, and Harold R. Gillam III of Athol, Massachusetts, his daughter-in-law, Tabitha F. Gillam and three dear grandchildren: Grace, Griffin and Grant. He also is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Nellie Gillam, of Tacoma, Washington, his nephew, John Robert Gillam, his niece, Nellie Jo Burns, and his sister-in-law, Joanna Kelleher, widow of brother-in-law Joseph W. Kelleher. Visiting hours will be at the Murphy Funeral Home at 85 Federal Street (corner of North St.) in SALEM from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013. His Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on November 22, 2013, at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 85 Atlantic Ave. in Marblehead, birthplace of the United States Navy. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. In memory of Commander Gillam, donations to the Fisher House Foundation or Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for the care of veterans and their families are respectfully requested in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be made, respectively, online at: www.fisherhouse.org and www.fallenheroesfund.org or by checks made payable to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Attn: Contributions, One Intrepid Square, W 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036. For additional information or on line guest book, please call 978.744.0497 or visit: www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 19, 2013
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