James L. Chilcott, age 76, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Saturday, June 15, 2013. He resided in Harborcreek Township. He was born in Erie on September 14, 1936, son of the late Raymond E. and Sarah Gorton Chilcott. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol Ann Rapp Chilcott, his children: James M. Chilcott and his wife Karen of Erie, Colo., Michael B. Chilcott and his wife Kay of Clinton Township, Mich., Christopher A. Chilcott and his wife Donna of Harborcreek, Pa., Patrick L. Chilcott of Erie, Pa., Colleen M. Trombetta and her husband J R of Harborcreek, Pa., Daniel M. Chilcott and his wife Amy of Harborcreek, Pa., 15 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard Chilcott and his wife Rosie of Lawrence Park, Pa., Jack Chilcott and his wife Jennie of Harborcreek, Pa., two sisters Patsy Abele of Harborcreek, Pa., Judy Helffrich and her husband Jim of Harborcreek and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by three brothers: Eugene, Donald and Curtis Chilcott and three sisters: Shirley Veit, Mary Bell and an infant sister Frances Chilcott. Jim was a longtime member of St. Mark the Evangelist R. C. Church. He retired from the Hammermill Paper Company in 1998, after over 38 years of service. He was a U. S. Marine Corp veteran. Jim was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan and a proud member of AA for 40 years. Friends may call at the G. R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Avenue, Lawrence Park, Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at St. Mark the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Gregory Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.
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Bailey Funeral Home
4396 Iroquois Ave
Erie, PA 16511
Published in the Erie Times-News on June 17, 2013