Thomas W. Gillette
Thomas W. Gillette, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Oswego, NY, on December 30, 1944, he was the son of the late Edward and Marion Waterhouse Gillette.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Gillette had worked for Mannington Mills, Deep Water, NJ, retiring after 17 years of service. He then worked in medical transport for the Cecil County Health Department, Elkton, MD. Mr. Gillette was a loving and caring husband, father, and pop-pop. He was a member of American Legion MasonDixon Post #194, Rising Sun, MD. An avid woodworker, he loved going to flea markets, yard sales, traveling and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Roland Gillette; children, Jerry Davis and wife, Beverly, Elkton, MD, Kim Wilson and husband, Mike, Newark, DE, Angie Lee and husband, Ronnie, Blenheim, NJ, Nancy Davis and fiancé, David Clark, Elkton, MD, Denise Moore and fiancé, John McCann, Winchester, VA, and Wayne Roland and fiancée, Shani Harrigan, Charlestown, MD; siblings, Barb Rhinehart and husband, Garry, Parish, NY, and Charles “Bummer” Gillette and wife, Alice, Fulton, NY; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gillette was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Gillette; daughter, Cindy Mears; son, Kenneth Roland; brother, Robert Gillette; and great-granddaughter, Jailen Martin.
Funeral service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD, where visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.