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William G. Gillis went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2017, son of the late George and Celia Gillis.
William worked for Brunner International, in Medina, NY, as a machine operator, until he retired after 12 years of service. He took great pride in his work. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and traveling.
Beloved husband of Roberta Gillis, they were married on June 30, 1962 and enjoyed nearly 55 years together. Survived by his children, William Gillis Jr., Robert (Elizabeth) Gillis, Karin Hayes, Mark Gillis, Kim (Ronald) Sample, Neil Gillis; grandchildren, Brendan Hayes, Shelby Hayes, Rebecca Gillis, and Brittany Sample; and great-grand daughter, Sadie Dymond. Brother of David Gillis, Jean (Richard) See, Rebecca Sullivan, and the late John and James Gillis. Predeceased by his son, Randy Gillis; and his grandchildren, Katrina Sample and Justin Hayes. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present on Saturday at the Bates Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport from 3:00- 6:00 PM to receive friends. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM.
If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Published on  January 12, 2017
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