608 S. Old Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
Ph: (610) 876-4213
James W. Gillespie
Monday, August 22, 2022
Obituary of James W. Gillespie
James W. Gillespie, age 67, “Dizzy” of Delaware County, PA, died Monday, August 22, 2022 in his home surrounded by family. Jim was born June 22, 1955. He was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, Class of 1974. Jim was a sprinkler fitter by trade, and member of the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local #692. He retired in 2006.
James was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and also served in the National Guard for 7 years. After his service he was a member of the American Legion Post #926, Aston, PA.
Some of Jim’s hobbies included hunting and watching Philadelphia sports teams. He was also a fan of oldies music, classic cars and airplanes. Jim was a story teller, and loved reminiscing about the “old days” with anyone and everyone. One of his daily activities was walking his beloved dog, Rudy and chatting with the people he would pass along the walk. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Son of the late James Robert and Adelle A. (Beringer) Gillespie, Jr.
Loving Wife of 42 years: Joyce (Warfield) Gillespie
Daughters: Megan (Dan) Levine, Erin (Dave) Cesare
Grandchildren: Olivia, Aubrey, Connor James, Nathan
Also his faithful dog, Rudy
Visitation: Saturday, September 3rd from 9:30-10:45AM at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Ltd., Middletown (Rte. #352) & Knowlton Rds., Middletown Twp., Media, PA 19063.
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00AM at the funeral home.
Interment with Military Honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: ALS Foundation @ http://webpa.alsa.org