Francis J. Gilson, Jr.
AGE: 58 • Newark
Passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, Fran was the son of the late Francis J. and Marie A. (Fagan) Gilson. He was a 1973 graduate of Dickinson High School. He worked as a service specialist for TA Instrument for over 20 years. Fran was long time musician, and music lover. He was a drummer in many bands most notably the locally famous "Face Down". He was a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan, and enjoyed going to Delaware Park and handicapping the horses.
He will be missed by his sons, Francis J. III "Buddy" and his fiancée, Jennifer of Newark and Justin and his companion, Tabatha of Marshallton; and his grandson, Francis J. IV "Ben". Also surviving are two sisters, Linda Duricek and Kathee Quigley; his brother, Jack Gilson, all of Wilmington; nieces, Lisa Stevens and Stephanie Straight; nephew, Glen Quigley; and many great nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday evening between 4 and 5 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where a memorial service will begin at 5 PM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to WXPN at xpn.org
or at 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. MealeyFuneralHomes.com