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James John Gillespie Sr.

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James John Gillespie Sr. Obituary
James John Gillespie, Sr.

AGE: 36 • Elkton, MD

James John Gillespie Sr., age 36, of Elkton, MD, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. James was a generous person with a loving, kind and giving heart. He always went the extra mile for family friends and those in need. In his spare time he enjoyed driving his mustang on the scenic roads of Pennsylvania, spending time with his family and friends, and watching football. James was an avid Tennessee Titans fan. His children were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of his kind spirit, passion for sports, and zest for life will live on through them.

James is survived by his 5 children: Summer, James Jr., Emalyn, Nathan, and Hayden; fiancée, Christiana Malice; mother, Cheryl Gillespie (Bill); father, James Gillespie (Donna); grandfather, Robert Mitchell Jr.; siblings: Shannon Malvestuto (John), Michael Gillespie (Nancy), Tracy Turoski, and Pam Kirby (Mark); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Edith (Pat) Mitchell.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:30-7 PM in Glasgow Church, 2880 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701 followed by a service in celebration of James's life at 7 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Gillespie Children's Fund, C/O Community Powered Federal Credit Union, 1758 Pulaski Hwy, Bear, DE 19701. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 16, 2017
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