Rudolph Gillis
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Rudolph Gillis peacefully departed from his earthly body on October 23, 2019 at the age of 90. He graduated from East Chicago Washington High School in 1948 and later earned both his BS and MS degrees in Education from Indiana University in Bloomington. After college, Rudolph worked for the United States Postal Service before he began his teaching career. He retired from the Gary Community School Corporation in 1991 having taught at Froebel and Beckman schools. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary Ella Gillis and Richard Gillis, Sr. and brother John B. Gillis, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Eugie; daughters: Lori Gillis and Jori (Roger) Starks; granddaughters: Morgan (John) Upshaw, Brooke Starks, and Lauren Adams; brothers: Richard Gillis, Jr. and Henry Gillis; sisters-in-law: Helen Gillis and Ellen Gibbs; and a host of other family members and friends. Visitation, Friday November 1, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with family hour from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. with homegoing service to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at New Community Baptist Church 707 169th Street, Hammond, Indiana. Rev. Patrick H. Gillis officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 31, 2019.
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November 6, 2019
To Lori and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy is with you in this time of bereavement. God will strengthen you each day.
Annette Sims and Family
November 4, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Gillis family. I remember Mr. Gillis from Froebel. Very sorry for your loss .
November 3, 2019
To Mrs.Gillis,Lori and Jori l was sorry to hear Mr. Gillis passed.l will always remember him as one of my Wright St. fathers.l remember him calling me "A Pill". We have so many wonderful memories growing up together that l will never forget.l Love you all and pray that God will give you strength during this difficult time. Know that l am here for you if you need me.
November 3, 2019
I will never forget that time when I was 17 did I came to visit. You let me use your car to go visit the rest of my friends and family in the area. I'll never forget drinking a cold beer with you talking about local politics and the world. Eugie I love you so much.
Kirk Gibbs
November 1, 2019
Mrs. Gillis, Lori and Jori, please accept condolences from the Patterson family. We remember Mr. Gillis for his quiet but strong demeanor. We will pray, asking God to grant you peace during this time. "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord (2Corinthians 5:8).
The Patterson Family
Philip Patterson
November 1, 2019
To the family and loved ones of Mr. Rudolph Gillis: My deepest condolences are extended to you at this time of bereavement.
Jeannie Wash-Coleman
October 31, 2019
My prayers that God will comfort the entire family. Love you all.
June Kennedy-Florence
October 31, 2019
Mrs. Eugie Gillis,
I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Gillis. Condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Twilla Lewis
Twilla Lewis
October 31, 2019
So many memories across from Mama Dearest and Daddy Richard our prayers are with you at this time....The Noble Family
October 31, 2019
Dear Eugie & Family-
We were very sorry to read of the passing of Rudolph.
May your faith, family, friends and memories give you comfort, strength and peace.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dean Sangalis & Staff, Gayle, Barbara & MaryJo
October 31, 2019
Barbara Arbuckle
October 31, 2019
My prayers and condolences go out to the family of Mr.Gillis. He was my teacher in junior high.I'll always remember Mr.Gillis for his understanding and patience with us students.
Ronnie Mack
October 30, 2019
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October 30, 2019
My Sincere Heartfelt Condolences
Gwenda Steele
October 30, 2019
May God continue to give you streng
th, at this time.though we have grown apart, I will always remember Rudy as my next door neighbor. Eugie, Lori, Jori, sorry I cannot be with you, I have moved to Atlanta, Georgia,close to the kids, but you are in my prayers, Debra,Kenneth,& LaDella expresses their heartfelt condolences as well. We love you all, I know what you are going through,but God will see you through it. Your neighbor, Mrs Juanita Holmes & the kids
October 30, 2019
Sending my condolences and praying for the family.
Mary Lawler-Strong
October 30, 2019
Sincere Condolences, May God strengthen the Gillis Family at this time.
The Florence Family
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