Daniel C. Gillespie, Sr., 90
Daniel C. Gillespie, Sr., 90, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on March 31, 2013, at The Marshes on Skidaway Island under the care of Hospice Savannah. He was born September 22, 1922 to the late John F. Gillespie, Sr. and Verna Emma Erdman Gillespie in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.
Dan graduated from Penn State University and the University of Michigan with Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering. During World War II, Dan served in the United States Army at Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Dan joined Dorr-Oliver, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, where he worked for 36 years as a chemical engineer as well as other sales, marketing and international business development positions prior to becoming President and CEO. Dan was married to Juliet Y. Gillespie, the love of his life, for 56 years. He and Juliet moved to Savannah in 1993. Dan was an enthusiastic member of The Barbershop Harmony Society, Savannah Chapter and the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Juliet Y. Gillespie. He is survived by his sons D. Curtis Gillespie, Jr. and David R. Gillespie, daughter Julia Gillespie and five grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am.
Fairhaven Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel Savannah, GA 31406 912-927-1999, www.fairhavenfuneralhome.net.