Owen Gillespie

April 1, 1916December 22, 2012

Owen Gillespie was the beloved husband of the late Lillian Gillespie. Loving father of Carole (John) Rasmussen and Pam (Tom) Fattore. Devoted grandfather of Becky, Andy, Peter and Laura. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Born April 1, 1916 in Glasgow, Scotland, he passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at home. He was a retired production manager at Stewart-Warner. He served in the Pacific as an Army Medic in WWII. He was a former member of the Chicago Police Auxiliary Squad. He was an avid fisherman and gardener, as well as being a loyal Cubs fan. Memorials/donations may be made to Honor Flight Chicago, 938 W. Montana St., Chg., IL 60614. Visitation Thursday at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. Interment private. Info 708-636-1193 or


  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Ginny Folsom

December 31, 2012

God bless you and keep you close. I will always remember how you sang "Red River Valley" at our family events and all the trips to the zoo and the Dells.

December 27, 2012

A great man forever in our thoughts and prayers, may he rest in peace,
Always remembered with a smile by your Irish cousins Eamonn, Sarah and Nollaig Gillespie.

Nollaig Gillespie, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, Ireland

~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain

December 26, 2012

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Owen will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 13 JAN, 11:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd). In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of Jesus Christ! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]

Kathy Bickett

December 26, 2012

May the love of friends and family help you through this time of saddness and loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
I regret not having met him myself, although Becky has shared many stories about him which I have enjoyed. I know how much she appreciated him and loved him... again, please accept my heart felt condolences.

much love,

Linda & Ron Wagner

December 26, 2012

Known to his Bingo friends as "Pop" and as the table joke teller, we mourn the loss of our Irish Buddy. We are blessed by the fun times we spent together on Tuesday evenings and have lots of fond memories. Another great memory was being at the airport to see Owen arrive from the Honor Flight, he was so proud and we were proud of him. We send our love and prayers to his family and friends.

Greg Baiocchi

December 26, 2012

Pam & Tom, no matter how old we get or how many experiences we have in life, losing a dad (or mom) is one of hardest. They have been with us since our beginning. We could always count on them no matter what type of situation we got ourselves into.

May your Dad's love and wisdom continue to guide you and your family on their journey.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. -Greg Baiocchi

Pat Langford

December 26, 2012

I will miss my little Irish jokester and Bingo Buddy. I'm thankful that we met and because of knowing you, my life is better because we shared time together laughing and joking, . You will always be in my heart and memories. Thanks for being you.
Pat Langford

Rudy & Laurie Schoewe

December 25, 2012

We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers this holiday.
The Rudy Schoewe Family
Rudy & Laurie

Pam Fattore

December 24, 2012

Dad, you've been an inspiration to me, the jokester, my helper,my buddy and friend. I'll miss you and love you forever.