In Loving Memory of William J. Gilpin
William J. GilpinDunmore, PA January 21, 1935 ~ December 24, 2016 Date of Service: December 29, 2016
William J. Gilpin, 81, of Dunmore, died late Saturday in the Dunmore Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Grace Juliano in 2004, and to whom he was married for 47 years.
Born in Moosic, son of the late Milton and Ann Swantek Gilpin, he was a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College with a degree in electrical construction. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960 as a fourth grade Specialist Air Defense Missile Fire Control Crewman. Additionally, he served in the active Army Reserve Corps for two and a half years. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport for over 21 years as a Maintenance Supervisor.
He was a loving and devoted husband who enjoyed traveling with his wife, and also hunting, antique cars, and World War II history. He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, as well as the Taurus Club in Scranton.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Gilpin Anderson of New Jersey; nieces, nephew and cousins, including his caregivers, Paulette and Frank Berardelli of Old Forge and a brother-in-law Bernard Juliano, Dunmore.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore. Interment to follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Friends may call Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, Inc., 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Ste. 4, Newark, DE 19713.