October 31, 1942 ~ March 20, 2011
Greece: Passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family on March 20, 2011. Predeceased by his parents, John and Sophie Gillis. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 44 years, Pamela (Sloan); Sons, Ronald (fiancÃƒÂ©e Amy and her children, Britany and Brendon), Craig (Susan), Brian (Kelly); Daughter, Kimberly; grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Brianna, Austin, Heather; grand dogs, Yogi and Minnie; Sisters, Elaine (John) Finelli, Marianne (Steve) Servis; nieces, nephews and many good friends. John was born in Taylor, PA on October 31,1942. He was a proud Navy Veteran and a caring and devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather who always put his family first. An employee of Eastman Kodak, he retired after 36 years of service. He was an avid NY Yankee and Penn State football fan. A true sports enthusiast with a passion for playing golf with family and friends. Friends may call Wednesday 1-3 & 6-9 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 9:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Entombment, White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice in his memory.