Passed away on July 1, 2018
James E. Gillespie, 89, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane C. Gillespie; 2 sons, Michael Gillespie (Rene), of Harrisburg and Joseph Gillespie (Blake), of St. Petersburg, FL; 2 daughters, Terrie Davis (Doug), of Etters and Gail Gherardini (Stephen), of Harrisburg; 8 grandchildren, Rebecca, Dana, Donald, James, Matthew, Garret, Andrew and Samuel; a great-granddaughter, Casey. Jim worked in the airline industry as a flight engineer; an aircraft mechanic and retired from the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot. He served in the US Navy, and served as a honor guard in the World War II Fallen Serviceman Repatriation Program and served on the USS Manchester. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Catherine Labourer Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will be at 9:00 AM Monday, July 9, 2018 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.