Gerard Gillis
1926 - 2014
{ "" }
Share
Share Gerard's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Gerard T. Gillis
3/6/1926 - 11/15/2014


Gerard T. Gillis, 88 of Roseville, Calif., passed away on November 15, 2014 of natural causes. He was born on March 6, 1926 to Anthony and Lydia Gills, both deceased. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Marie Gillis.
He first served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Franklin in World War II. He then joined the Army during the Korean Conflict. He later joined Army Special Forces, "The Green Berets" and did two tours in Vietnam. He retired from military service in 1971. He started his own pest control company and was a part of many organizations to include; Chamber of Commerce, PTA, Veterans of Foreign Wars and many church organizations most notably the Knights of Columbus where he held many positions.
He is survived by his wife Marie Gillis of Roseville, Calif., daughters Sandy Militello of Folsom, Calif., Raven and Mary Gillis both of Roseville, Calif., granddaughters Sarah Chang of San Jose, Calif., Danielle Gonsalves of Reno, Nev., and Anastasia Hoang of Citrus Heights, Calif., and great-grandson Tolby Hoang also of Citrus Heights, Calif.
Visitation is November 24, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., A Rosary from 7:00 to 7:30 pm at St. Clare's Church in Roseville. Funeral Mass will be November 25, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Clare's Church. Burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Services taken care of by Lambert Funeral Home in Roseville, Calif.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 21, 2014.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
12 entries
December 2, 2014
Thank You Dad...for everything! You're the Top and always will be!
I Love YOU!
Raven
November 28, 2014
You have my deepest sympathy. May the God of loyal love comfort you and the family during your time of sorrow. Psalm 119:76
November 27, 2014
May God strengthen and comfort the family during your time of sorrow.
November 24, 2014
Dear Aunt Marie and children
My thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Uncle Gerry was very special to us all and will always be remembered. Aunt Marie, I remember you teaching me 'ton dieu' and I have a picture of me in your wedding dress!
Love from your niece,
Maureen
Maureen Wright-Hilton
November 23, 2014
Though I feel like part of me is gone, I know you're in a better place. You've been a good man both to God and your family. I'm going to be okay, until I see you in the next life. Love you always, your wife, Marie
November 21, 2014
Gerard was a genuine America Hero!! I knew him through the Knights of Columbus and was ever overwhelmed just being in his presents. May god bless him and his family and give them comfort knowing he is standing guard with St.. Peter at the golden gates!
The Bacons
November 21, 2014
We are sorry for your loss.
Elaine & Ed Sachs
November 21, 2014
You've worked so hard all your life. Rest in peace dear Dad. We all love you so much. Love, Sandy
November 21, 2014
May the God of all comfort grant you peace at this difficult time.
November 20, 2014
Only a great man can create such a loving and supporting family. Your legacy lives through all your beloved ones. Rest in peace.
Jong Kim
November 20, 2014
My love to you Aunt Marie,Sandy,Raven and Mary and the rest of the family.Uncle Gerry was such a warm hearted person.Always with an interesting or funny story.Always welcomed us when we visited.He was so proud and loved you all so much. Our deepest sympathies,Denise and Fred
November 20, 2014
My Dearest Dad "Top,"

I have too many wonderful memories to try and pick the best for posting here, but I will always cherish them and be grateful to have had such an amazing father. Try not to cause too much trouble up there in heaven. ;) Rest in peace.

Yours truly,
Mary
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences