Obituary for Terrence "Terry" Gillespie
A thoughtful, funny and giving man, Terrence "Terry" Gillespie, age 91, of Spring Valley, formerly of Cleveland, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at home.
He was born March 27th, 1927 to William Joseph Gillespie and Mary Isabelle (Campbell) Gillespie. After graduating from Bay Village High School, Terry entered the military and served in the US Navy. After his tour of duty ended, Terry earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Finance from Bowling Green University. He was retired from Ken-Mac Metals where he previously worked as a salesman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ellen Gillespie (Jan. 31, 2018); two brothers, Bill and Hubie; and three sisters, Pat, Mary Jean, and Terese.
Terry is survived by his daughter, Ellyn Carfrey of Spring Valley; son, Bob Gillespie (Sue) of Brecksville; five grandchildren, Michael (Raquel), Megan, Allison (Shannon), Steven (Amanda), and Danny; five great-grandchildren, Will, Matheus, Claire, Marissa, and Blake; and one sister, Ruth Gillespie of Westlake.
Terry loved his entire Gillespie family, his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. He was proud of his Irish history. He also loved golfing with family and friends. Terry was also an avid OSU Football and Brown's fan.
Life Celebration Services will be held on September 8, 2018 11:00 am at The Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140. A luncheon will follow at the Copper Cup, 680 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45420. You are welcome to send a condolence or flowers, light a candle and share a story about Terry at www.ConnerAndKoch.com by clicking on his name.
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Life Celebration Service Information
Saturday, September 8th, 2018 11:00am
492 Bradley Rd
Bay Village, OH
Service Extra Info
A luncheon will follow at the Copper Cup, 680 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145