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
  • Slide title

    Write your caption here


William Gillette

William D "Bill" Gillette Sr.

Friday, July 18th, 1947 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William Gillette, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of William Gillette

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

William's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

William's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


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
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William D "Bill" Gillette Sr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for William

Service Details

  • Visitation

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

    Askey Cemetery
    Snow Shoe Township
    SNOW SHOE, PA 16874
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email



We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of William D "Bill" Gillette Sr by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

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.

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

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 08:39pm
Many memerios of pappy that will last forever. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of William Gillette. Send Flowers


Mike Stasko

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

Mike Stasko

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

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: