John Robert Gilhooly CiceroJohn Robert Gilhooly, 79, died in the comfort of his home in Cicero, NY on Thursday, March 13th with his loving companion and caretaker, Virginia (Ginny) Meader and their children by his side. Born in Bellmore, Long Island, John was the son of the late Michael E. Gilhooly and Gladys McGill. John served in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1957, worked for Western Electric and Lucent Technologies for 35 years and was a member of The Voorheesville American Legion. He was an avid stamp collector, a member of the Pioneers of Albany and loved traveling around the world with Ginny. John is survived by Virginia (Ginny) Meader; his children, Robert and William Meader of Cicero, NY, GinnieLynne Meader of New York City, Louise Kavanaugh (Charles) of Delmar, NY, Michael Gilhooly (Cathy) of Voorheesville, NY; his beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Kavanaugh; his sister, Mary Trautwein (Edward) of East Brunswick, NJ; several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held for family and friends. Contributions can be made in memory of John to Project Lifesaver of Onondaga County or Hospice of Central New York.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 16, 2014