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September 8, 2013

Paul McDonald Gillespie

WESTFORD — Paul McDonald Gillespie, 89, of 6857 Pyma Drive, Westford, died Saturday, Sept., 7, 2013, at 4:02 a.m. at his Pymatuning Lake home.

He was born March 24, 1924, in Titusville to Walter and Teresa McDonald Gillespie. He married Charlotte (Chuckle) Averill; she survives.

He served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant during World War II.

He received his degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Detroit and worked at TRW Inc. in conjunction with NASA.

He was a former member of the ASME, SAE, SPE and Toastmasters.

He was also a a former charter member of the Redford Council 3571 Knights of Columbus in Detroit, Mich. He was a former member of the Cleo Ross American Legion Post and the Bruce Shorts Veterans of Foreign Wars in Titusville. He was a member of the Jamestown Lions Club and the Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a charter member of the World War II Memorial Society in Washington, D.C. He served as vice chairman of the executive board of the Crawford County Republican Party and served as a committeeperson in South Shenango Township. He enjoyed golfing, trout fishing along the streams, and bartending.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by three sons, Bob (Robert) Gillespie and his wife, Sandy, of Villa Hills, Ky., Jeff Gillespie and his wife, Michelle, of Villa Hills, and Doug Gillespie of Corbin, Ky.; two daughters, Dr. Chris Gillespie and her husband, Dan Becker, of Warminster, and Sue Kaskey and her husband, Mark, of West Chester; a sister, Ruth Fegers and her husband, Bob, of Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel Paul Gillespie; an infant daughter, Mary Martha Gillespie; a daughter, Linda Gillespie; and a sister, Jean McFadden.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Lions’ necrology service at 8 p.m., at Randall Funeral Home, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory, 481 S. Main St., Andover, Ohio, with Father Matthew Albright as celebrant.

Military honors will be presented by the Jamestown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5424 Honor Guard.

Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, 12231 Route 8, Titusville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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