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Andrew E. Gillen Jr.


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Andrew E. Gillen, Jr.

AGE: 73 • Dover

Andrew E. Gillen, Jr. of Dover passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was 73.

Mr. Gillen was born September 24, 1943 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Andrew E. Gillen, Sr. and Helen Rothwell Gillen.

Mr. Gillen served in the United States Army. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as an equipment operator for 20 years retiring in 2003 and was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, and the Diamond State Beagle Club. Mr. Gillen enjoyed traveling, hunting, and fishing and was an avid Notre Dame Football fan. He spent his winters in Fort Myers Florida with his wife.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Gillen.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Katherine Gillen of Dover; son, Michael & Daughter-in-law Kim Gillen of Camden; grandchildren, Gavin and Madeline Gillen both of Camden; brother, William Gillen (Barbara) of Wilmington; nieces, Debbie Williams of Gibbstown, NJ and Megan Armstrong of Wilmington, DE; and his mother-in-law, Marian Culver.

Funeral services will be held 11AM, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call Monday evening from 6 to 8. Interment will be at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Robbins Hose Company, 103 S. Governor's Ave, Dover, DE 19904.

Letters of condolences may be sent and guest book signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
Published in The News Journal on Jan. 25, 2017
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