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
Arrangements are being
handled by the Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc.,
124 East North Street, Butler, PA.
are suggested to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115
Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001 or Butler County
Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA