Donald R. Gillespie

Donald R. Gillespie

unknown - January 19, 2013

Donald R. Gillespie, 79, of Auburn formerly of Skaneateles passed away Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 at Mercy Health and Rehab. Born in Boston, he owned and operated DG Restaurant in Elbridge and International Business Products in Syracuse until his retirement in 1983. Don was a life member of the Syracuse Elks Club and former member of the Knights of Columbus and Pastime Club. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict.
Don is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Shirley Gillespie; daughters Claudia Gillespie of Auburn and Lynn (Michael) Malone of Liverpool; sons David (Chun) Gillespie of Stafford, VA., and Brian (Jean) Gillespie of Auburn; sister Eileen Loucks of Potsdam; brothers Richard of Nashua, NH and Paul of Burlington, VT; 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial: Thursday Jan. 24 at St. Alphonsus Church, Auburn. Right of Committal in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Mercy Rehab for the care they showed Don. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mercy Health and Rehab. To send condolences visit robertgrayfuneralhome.com.


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