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Burton Gillespie Jr.

Born: Sat., Sep. 23, 1933
Died: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

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Burton Gillespie Jr, 86, of Flinton, formerly of York died February 26, 2020 at UPMC Altoona. Born September 23, 1933 in West Manchester Twp., York County, son of the late Burton Sr. and Beatrice (Melhorn) Gillespie. Preceded in death by brother, Barry, and step brother, Robert E. Melhorn. Survived by wife, the former Purdon Smith, whom he married October 27, 1958 in Manchester, MD., children, Pertain (Kevin) Buckland of Lewis Center, OH, Corine Ann Gillespie of Simpsonville, SC, and Wade E. (Danette) Gillespie of Brogue, PA, 3 grandchildren; Jessica Gail Buckland, Nicole Gillespie and Ryan Gillespie, 2 great granddaughters, Estella Chronister and Novalynn Gillespie, sisters; Brenda (Jerry) Hoover of Spring Grove, and Barbara Ann Shoff of York. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Burton was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, carpentry, mowing lawns and babysitting. He worked as a truck driver and retired from Agway. Member of the Patton Sportsmen and a life member of the Jefferson Rifle Club. At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing or service. Committal will take place at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, PA. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627 www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com




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