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March 28, 2014

Robert M. 'Snowball' Gilliland

Grove City native worked for government

ROLESVILLE, N.C. — Robert M. "Snowball" Gilliland, 95, formerly of Grove City, passed away on Saturday (3-1-14) at his residence in Rolesville, N.C., following a brief illness.

Bob was born on June 20, 1918 in Grove City where he lived a good portion of his life.

He served in the Army in World War II, and while stationed in Europe he met his wife in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary prior to her death in June.

He worked with various government agencies, including the post office in Grove City, the U.S. Park Service and the Army Corps of Engineers. His career moved him to various locations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and finally New York, where he retired in 1978 before returning to Grove City. In 2008, Bob and Mary moved to North Carolina.

Bob was a very active member of the Elks Club and served as both Exalted Ruler and Past Exalted Ruler several times, as well as District Deputy of the Ritual Team.

He was an avid golfer and bowled with Mary in several leagues. He loved following all the Pittsburgh sports teams.

While in Grove City, Bob and Mary were members of Grace United Methodist Church, and Bob enjoyed his involvement there with the Methodist Men.

He leaves behind: his son, Larry Gilliland and wife Shirley; his daughter Linda Conklin and husband Larry; four grandchildren, Lori, Traci, Jeremy and MacKenzie; and seven great-grandchildren, Devin, Dylan, Dustin, Ashton, Avery, Brooklynn and Bailey.

A memorial service will be held at a future date in Grove City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made in Bob's memory to Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127.

GILLILAND

Robert M. "Snowball," 95, Rolesville, N.C. formerly of Grove City.

Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City, PA. 16127.

Published March 5, 2014 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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