John Daughenbaugh, Supervisor
106 W. Sycamore Street
Snow Shoe, PA 16874
Phone: 814-387-6000
Fax: 814-387-6250

Barbara A. Daughenbaugh, Supervisor
228 S Pennsylvania Ave
P.O. Box 579
Centre Hall, PA 16828
Phone: 814-364-1099
Fax: 814-364-1077
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William Gillette

William D "Bill" Gillette Sr.

Friday, July 18th, 1947 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Obituary

William D. “Bill” Gillette, Sr, 73, of Snow Shoe, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Born on July 18, 1947, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Donald E. and Anna B. (Sinclair) Gillette. On October 12, 1968, in Grassflat, he married Monica M. Josephson, who survives at home.

Bill was of the Protestant faith. He was a 1965 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserves, earning the rank of Cpl SP5 before receiving his honorable discharge on May 25, 1972. He was a truck driver for New Century for many years, retiring in 2010. After retiring, he drove for other local companies, just to keep busy.

Bill enjoyed garden tractor pulls, camping, grange fair, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of the Camp Max hunting camp. He also liked to just sit on the porch and do absolutely nothing. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife, Monica, two daughters; Charity A. Shaw and her husband, Harry, Jr, of Snow Shoe and Regina J. Greene and her husband, Dan, of Milesburg, two brothers; Daniel Gillette and his wife, Suzy, of Moshannon and David Gillette and his wife, Judy, of Karthaus, and one sister, Holly Modzel and her husband, Jason, of Morridale.

Also surviving are five grandchildren; Tiarra Rossman, Trent Shaw and his fiancé, Sidney Shultz, Dalton Gillette, Alexis Chantel and her husband, Kamal, and Hillary Traphani and her husband, Paul, two great grandchildren, Olivia and Ryder Chantal, and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. We can not forget to mention his K9 companion, Socket.

Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, William D. Gillette, Jr who passed in 2010.
Visitation will be on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Snow Shoe. Funeral services will be private with Pastor Catherine Dittman officiating. Bill will be laid to rest beside his son at Askey Cemetery in Snow Shoe Twp.

Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Keystone Urology, C/O Research for Prostate Cancer, 2110 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 1, Lancaster PA 17604 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bill’s family would like to give a very special thank you to the hospice staff at the Mount Nittany Medical Center for all their compassion and kindness during this difficult time and to Dr. Paul Sieber at the Keystone Urology in Lancaster for the excellent care given to Bill.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home
    Address
    106 W. Sycamore St.
    SNOW SHOE, PA 16874
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    Notes
    Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
  • Interment

    Location
    Askey Cemetery
    Address
    Snow Shoe Township
    SNOW SHOE, PA 16874
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    Notes
    Private

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Barbara Gillette

Posted at 10:35am
Monica and family, may your hearts be filled with treasured memories of happy times with Bill. May God comfort you and give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Brenda Fritz

Posted at 08:20am
My Dear Monica and family,
Distance kept us apart. But you and Bill were always a sweet couple from the start of your lives together.
So sorry you lost him now but you will see him again! Please know I will be thinking of you and praying too.
Be strong! Blessings and love to all of you!
Brenda Fritz
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Posted at 08:39pm
Many memerios of pappy that will last forever. Thoughts and prayers to all.
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Mike Stasko

Posted at 01:13pm
Gillette Family: Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to all.

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Glen Gillette

Posted at 01:04pm
Monica and family, Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have fond memories of all of us when we were younger. Deer hunting and family reunions were allways great. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. Love, Glen and Deirdra Gillette
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