James Robertson Gillen

March 11, 1941 - October 31, 2016
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James Robertson Gillen, 75, of Rockford, Illinois passed away October 31, 2016 at home. He was born on March 11, 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Davidson) Gillen.  He was very proud to have become a citizen of the United States and was also proud of his Scottish Heritage. Before coming to the United States, he worked for the Street Cars in Scotland. Later in life he would retire from Rockford Air Devices as a machinist. James loved gardening, fishing, reading, crosswords, puzzles, watching the news and jeopardy, and most importantly he loved his grandchildren.

James is loved and will be missed by his family including, Scott (Julie) Gillen, Linda Gillen Hannon, Debra (Harry) Boyden, Cindy (Greg) Rogers, Ethel Carey, James (Kim) Gauf, William Cooper, Karen Dalton, Steve (Judy) Mckiness; brother, William (Sheena) Gillen; sister, Betty (William) Shiels, as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Dorothy.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Lorenzo Sanders officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until time of service. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 12:00 until time of service. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Lorenzo Sanders officiating.


Memorial Information

Memorials may be directed to the family.


 

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Born: March 11, 1941
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Heather MacKusick posted on 11/3/16

Pops, You are so loved...the void we are left with can never be filled. Thank you for all of memories.

 

Debra Boyden posted on 11/3/16

Pop's the candle in my heart will burn for you forever thank you for all the memories inferred never ever let me down

 

Jeanette Gauf, Dawn and Mike Stephenson posted on 11/4/16

Our thoughts , love and prayers are with all of you.

 

Nicole velasquez posted on 11/4/16

You will be missed

 

The Allens posted on 11/4/16

Deb & family, Hoping time will ease your heartbreak. May you find comfort in the memories you made together. Thinking of you. Love, Joanie & Bill

 

Len and Deb MacKusick posted on 11/4/16

Deb and family, Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Linda posted on 11/9/16

My condolences to the family .

 

Julie Gillen posted on 11/9/16

Many will miss you and tell your stories. I am happy tovhave been able to be a part of your family Da. God bless you snd have a good olectime eith all our departed ones. Love you to the moon and back

 

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