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Craciun Funeral Home

14925 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH

OBITUARY

Harry "Joe" Gilleland

December 14, 1962January 23, 2020

Harry “Joe” Gilleland, 57, of Parma, passed away January 23, 2020.

He was born in Cleveland, the beloved son of Angela M. Gilleland (nee Di Bello) and the late Harry G. Gilleland. He is the loving brother of Sherri (Jim) Fox and David (Jennifer) Gilleland; dear uncle of Colleen Fox, Sean (Lexi) Fox, Kevin Fox (deceased), Matthew Gilleland, Jessica Hamilton and Jacob Hamilton and great-uncle of Brady and Everett Fox; cherished nephew of Gloria Piscura and Pat Di Bello.

Joe was an avid sports fan who managed to support both the Steelers and the Browns. He was looking forward to celebrating this year's Super Bowl. His hobby was learning everything he could about WWII making him a history buff.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2PM at Craciun Funeral Home, 14925 East Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights. He will be laid to rest at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Harry G. Gilleland, Father (deceased)
  • Angela M. Di Bello Gilleland, Mother
  • Sherri (Jim) Fox, Sister
  • David (Jennifer) Gilleland, Brother
  • Colleen Fox, Niece
  • Sean (Lexi) Fox, Nephew
  • Kevin Fox (deceased), Nephew
  • Matthew Gilleland, Nephew
  • Jessica Hamilton, Niece
  • Jacob Hamilton, Nephew
  • Brady and Everett Fox, Great-Nephews
  • Gloria Piscura, Aunt
  • Pat Di Bello, Aunt

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 1, 2020

Memories

Harry "Joe" Gilleland

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John Valescu

February 1, 2020

Harry Joe,

I always enjoyed our company, we had mutual respect for each other. The intense ( and humorous) talks about sports, history, music, current events, etc., will never be forgotten. You suffered so much pain from your disease since you were a child, but you were a genuine good guy. God has a special place earmarked for you. Eternal be your memory.

Love,

The Valescu Family

Sherry Keller (Brunnet)

January 31, 2020

I remember going to Ridgewood Pool in the summers with my brothers and Harry Joe. One day Joe was being adventurous and wanted to cross the dam on the lake behind the pool, we all freaked out but he made it across but dropped his pool pass while doing so. Everytime I would pass the lake I would think of his pool pass somewhere down stream.

Colleen Fox

January 26, 2020

You were always the fun, wild and loud uncle! There was never a moment where you were not making us laugh, causing our heads to shake in disablief and insisting we have more fun in life!!!! Everyone should have an uncle joe and we were so lucky to have you as ours!! I have no doubt heaven just got a lot funnier and wilder with you in it !!! I can just imagine kevin was so excited to see you in paradise! Love and miss Uncle Joe!!! Thanks for all the laughs and memories!

Tom DiBello

January 26, 2020

When we were all at Grandma and Grandpas house and went for bread up the street Isabellas bakery. By the time we all got back to the house half the bread would be hollowed out and eaten. Downstairs bathroom water fights were too fun

Traci Vanek (DiBello)

January 25, 2020

I'll remember his smile and laugh. When we were young, we tended to have a lot of fun with our shenanigans at Grandpa and Grandmas house. I'm guessing he's in heaven giving Grandpa a run for his money! See you on the other side, Joe!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY