Robert F. Gillis, of Lake St., Tunkhannock, passed away at home on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
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He was born in Jenkins Twp., Luzerne County, on June 4, 1934, son of the late Edward and Frances Sankus Gillis.
Bob was a graduate of Duryea High School class of 1952 and attended Penn State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Over the years he had been employed at RCA, Exxon Research & Engineering, Jelco where he worked as a salesman selling hospital equipment. Bob retired from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board with more than 30 years of service working as a sales clerk in several different state store.
He was a member of the West Side Social Club, National Rifle Association, lifetime member of VFW Post 1277 Duryea and the American Legion. A member of Valley Lodge 0499 F&AM, Scottish rite in the Valley and the Irem Temple Shrine and other Masonic organizations.
Preceding him in death were sisters: Marie Gogel, Mercedes McGlynn, and infant sister Romayne Gillis; and brother-in-law Phil Gogel.
Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Patricia Joyce Novak Gillis; brother-in-law John McGlynn Sr., of Duryea; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning from the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church with Pastor Peter F. Geschwindner officiating. Interment in Sunnyside Cemetery Tunkhannock.
Family received friends at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock on Monday afternoon.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Apr. 3 to Apr. 9, 2013