USA: Pennsylvania Deaths

Edward C Gillespie, 63, of 101 North Main Street, Spring City, who died in Phoenixville Hospital on Friday morning, will be conduct in the Nelson Funeral Home, 331 New Street, Tuesday morning at 11 oclock. Internment will be at Zion’s Cemetery. Son of the late Thomas D and Amelia Engle Gillespie, he was born in Pottsville, but lived in Philadelphia before he came to Spring City eight years ago. His wife, SAdie Gillespie died two years ago. Surviving are a brother William Norristown; and three sisters: Mrs Herbert Hilgrove, Wayne; Mrs Thurman Witmer, Easton; and Mrs Earl Diehl, Cressona. OBIT Interborough Press, July 7, 1955.

Edward C Gillespie, 1881-1955. Husband of Sadie Mosteller. Sadie Helen Mosteller 1883-1953. Daughter of John B & Mary Carl Mosteler, PA

Eliza J Gillespie, died Nov 12, 1878, age 65 years (b 1813) New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, PA

Franklin Gillespie, died Feb 8, 1877 age 71 years  (b 1806 )New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, PA

George F Gillespie, died Nov 21, 1911, age 64 years (b 1847 ) New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, PA

Grace B Gillespie, wife of Oliver Sims. June 27, 2007, 81  years of age. Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Chester Co, PA

Dr John E Gillespie died June 29, 1872, age 29  years (b 1843). New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, PA

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Squirrel Hill psychiatrist, Mary Patrice Gilles­pie, was cred­ited with help­ing pa­tients dur­ing their most des­per­ate times. A for­mer pa­tient phoned Dr. Gilles­pie dur­ing the last days of her life to tell her that she had saved his life, said her hus­band, Jim Gilles­pie.

Dr. Gillespie, who was called “Patty,” died Aug. 25 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 68. Mary Patrice Williams was born in Akron, Ohio, and pur­sued an ed­u­ca­tion de­gree and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion as a den­tal hy­gien­ist from Ohio State Univer­sity in 1972. She went on to earn a mas­ter’s de­gree in pub­lic health at Tu­lane Univer­sity in 1975 and be­gan teach­ing den­tal hy­giene at Loy­ola Univer­sity, where she met her fu­ture hus­band.  The two mar­ried in June 1979.

She earned her med­i­cal de­gree at Tu­lane Univer­sity School of Med­i­cine in 1980, when she and her hus­band de­cided they wanted to move closer to their fam­i­lies as their own grew. “We had our daugh­ter Sarah by that time, and we were both from the North and wanted to move closer to home,” he re­called.

Dr. Gilles­pie in­ter­viewed at Western Psy­chi­at­ric In­sti­tute and Clinic for a res­i­dency in child and ad­o­les­cent psy­chi­a­try and was of­fered a po­si­tion. What was a tem­po­rary, four-year plan de­vel­oped into a life­long love of the Pitts­burgh area, Mr. Gilles­pie said.

Dr. Gilles­pie worked briefly in Mercer and Beaver coun­ties at men­tal health pro­grams be­fore she found her niche at the Wex­ford and Se­wickley of­fices of Her­i­tage Val­ley Staun­ton Clinic, where she worked for about 25 years.

Her de­te­ri­o­rat­ing health forced Dr. Gilles­pie to re­tire three years ago, but it didn’t stop her from con­tin­u­ing to help peo­ple. In ad­di­tion to her hus­band, Dr. Gilles­pie is sur­vived by three daugh­ters, Sarah Gilles­pie of High­land Park, Rebecca Gilles­pie of Squir­rel Hill and Liz Lang of Wash­ing­ton, D.C.; five sis­ters, Becky Tal­bott of Galion, Ohio, Marty Radtke of Co­lum­bus, Ohio, Sally McKech­nie of Need­ham, Mass., Libby Bickley of Co­lum­bus, Ohio, and Lor­rie Hubert, of In­di­a­nap­o­lis; and five grand­chil­dren. A me­mo­rial ser­vice was held Tues­day. Obit from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept 11, 2018.

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Patrick J. Gillespie, 58, of Pottsville, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 27 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street. Born in Pottsville, Aug. 21, 1960, he was a son of the late Raymond C. and Ann Marie McKenzie Androshick, who survives him in Pottsville. Patrick was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Pottsville.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Raymond and David Gillespie, and a sister, Diane Androshick.

In addition to his mother, Patrick is survived by his wife, Donna M. Scott Gillespie, Pottsville; two daughters, Kelly Gillespie, Hazle- ton, and Kerry Gillespie, Dingmans Ferry; three grandchildren, TJ, Ethan and Gabriella; brother, William Gillespie, Florida; two half brothers, Eddie and Mark Androshick.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 8 p. m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Pottsville. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles, 16 S. Second St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon, is in charge of arrangements.

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Born in Spring City, a son of Charles Briner and the late Sadie Mosteller Briner Gillespie. (name lost). He had been employed as a punch press operator at the Pencoe Co, Oaks. He was a member of the Kimberton Fish and Game Association, the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors’s Association, Ancient Arms and Armor Arts and Sciences Association (life fellowship), silver anniversary member of the royersford Friendship Fire Co…..he was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are his widow, Freda K, and an aunt, Mrs. Clara Taylor, Darby. Chester Co, PA – Philadelphia area.   OBIT: Daily Republican, March 6, 1963.

Mrs Sadie Helen (Mosteller) Gillespie, 69 of 101 North Main Street, Spring City, wife of Edward Gillespie, died in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia yesterday morning, at 12:40 o’clock. She had been ill several weeks, and was a patient in the hospital the past two weeks. Born in Monte Clare, she was a daughter of the late John D, and Mary Ann (Carl) Mosteller, but lived in Spring City many years. Surviving besides her husband, are a son, Abram Briner, 328 North Seventh Avenue, Royersford; a sister Mrs Clara Taylor, Darby; and a brother Harvey Mosteller, Deal’s Island, Maryland.  Funeral services will be conducted in a funeral home at 331 New Street, Spring City, Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Internment at Zion’s Cemetery. OBIT Pottstown Mercury, Pottstown, PA Tuesday, Feb 3, 1953.

2nd notice: In the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, on Monday, Fegb 2, 1953, Sadie Helen (Mosteller) Gillespie, wife of Edward Gillespie, aged 69 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at the Nelson Funeral Home(location as already given ………………………………………

 Mrs George B DAVIS, d/o Robert & the late Martha Gillespie. On Saturday, Mary Ella, wife of George Davis, died at the age of 43 years. She lived at Lewis Mils, above Downington. OBIT:  Daily Local News, April 9, 1906.

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