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Carl M. Gilligan

Born: Mon., Dec. 26, 1927
Died: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
Location: Coalport


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
Location: Coalport First United Methodist Church


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Gilligan, Carl M. 91, Coalport, died December 17, 2019. Born December 26, 1927 in Coalport, son of the late Harry and Elicia (Heil) Gilligan. Preceded in death by brothers, Earl and Donald. Survived by nephews; Donald “Tom” (Linda) Gilligan and Kevin (Linda) Gilligan of Venice, FL, niece, Jetta (Rolf) Borg of Stockholm, Sweden, a great nephew and 3 great nieces. Also survived by special caregivers, Ken and Judy Keith of Coalport. Carl was and Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a First Lieutenant and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal with/ Letter V. He enjoyed traveling, and he was active with the Salvation Army. He served on the Utahville Cemetery Committee for many years. Carl was a member of the Coalport United Methodist Church for 74 years and was a Mason. Friends will be received from 4 until 7 PM Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627. Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Coalport United Methodist Church, Rev. Thomas McGill, officiating. Committal, Utahville Cemetery. Military Rites in charge of Coalport VFW. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Salvation Army, 1757 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627 in Carl’s memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com

                                                                                       

 

 

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LUTHER J SMITH III
   Posted Tue December 24, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by The Smith Family (Luther, Jerry, and Steve) and The Green Family (Billy, Kathy and Ron).

In Loving Memory of Carl Gilligan. With deepest sympathy, The Smith Family (Luther, Jerry, and Steve) and The Green Family (Billy, Kathy and Ron)


Olean Mattei
   Posted Tue December 24, 2019
Growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, I spent many summers and holidays in Coalport, visiting with my grandparents (Ruth and Carl Heil, Carl Gilligan’s aunt and uncle).
His commitment to family, church, community and country impressed me. I can’t remember a time, that when I visited Coalport, that Carl didn’t make a point to stop by and spend time catching up. On Sundays it was a guarantee to see him attending church. In later years my own sons had the pleasure of getting to know Carl and they too enjoyed his company. I am grateful now and always for the sacrifice he made, as a member of the military, to protect our countries freedoms.
Carl will be missed for his gentle kindness and fun loving spirit. His life exemplified an era that will be greatly missed.

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