Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 20, 2011 11:29 am EDT


MARENGO — Harold J. Gillis, 72, of Marengo, died at home Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

He was born July 11, 1939, in Dearborn, Mich., to the late Roy and Helen Gillis, he was raised in the area of Melvindale. A proud U.S. Navy veteran, he served on the LS-10 class USS Wexford County as a landing craft operator. After 26 years with Anheuser Busch, he retired in 1999. He was a member of American Legion Post 710 and the US L.S.T. Association, and was skilled in automobile restoration.

He is survived by his sons, John and Dale Gillis, both of Marengo; sister, Charlotte Hyatt of Taylor, Mich.; and companion and caregiver, Connie Gray.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33 years, Carolyn; and brothers, Roy and James Gillis.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences at

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