Robert F. Gillis, of Lake Street, Tunkhannock, passed away at home on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
He was born in Jenkins Township on June 4, 1934, a 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 and 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 as a sales clerk in several state stores.
He was a member of the West Side Social Club, National Rifle Association and lifetime member of VFW Post No. 1277, Duryea, and the American Legion. He also was a member of Valley Lodge No. 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 are his wife of 47 years, Patricia Joyce Novak Gillis; brother-in-law, John McGlynn Sr., Duryea; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, with Pastor Peter F. Geschwindner officiating. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Family will receive friends at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 30, 2013