Paul Edward Gillen

May 8, 1932 ~ July 15, 2015




Paul Edward Gillen, Jr., 83, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 15, 2015 at 9:10 a.m. at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.

He was born May 8, 1932 in Washington County, Pennsylvania to the late Paul E. Gillen, Sr. and Thelma (Garbut) Gillen.

Mr. Gillen was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War in Korea and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He worked at International Staple and Machine, retiring May 8, 1994. Mr. Gillen was the owner of Gillen's Artist Supplies and taught Watercolor Classes at BC3. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed watching golf and the Steelers and Penguins. He enjoyed cooking for his family and watching and feeding the birds and animals in his backyard. He loved his pets and will be rejoining Muffin, who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Mr. Gillen is survived by his wife, Susan S. Gillen, whom he married July 30, 1981; two sons, Scott Gillen and his wife Ramonita of Merritt Island, FL and Paul Gillen of Lebanon, PA; seven grandchildren, Paul (Heather), Christopher, Jeffrey (Katie), Blake, Craig, Lindsey and Brianna; two great-grandchildren, Aydin & Kamryn Gillen; one sister, Gaynell DeMars of Richmond, VA; two nieces; and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother at birth; and an infant sister, Charlotte.

In accordance with Paul's wishes, there will be no public visitation or services.

Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

Memorials are suggested to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001 or Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.




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