Lloyd Gildersleeve

Born: Sun., Jun. 12, 1927
Died: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Lloyd D. Gildersleeve, age 90, of North East died on Saturday January 13, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in North East, PA on June 12, 1927 to the late Johnston and Effie Fuller Gildersleeve.

Lloyd was a graduate of North East High School class of 1947 and played basketball and football while in high school.

He retired from Electric Materials where he worked as a machinist.

Lloyd loved taking care of his large garden, making wine from his orchard, charter member of Lakeview Country Club (golf), bowled on league at the North East bowling Lanes, member of the Eagles Thermal G R/C Club of Erie, co-owned with sister the Weaver's Mobile Home Court, and was a lifetime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Bessie Beach, Dorothy Munich, Hazel Keiss, Harold Gildersleeve,  and Marvin Lester Gildersleeve.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ella Halloran Gildersleeve, whom he married May 27, 1950; sons, Frank Gildersleeve (Pamela) of Millcreek and Fred Gildersleeve (Margaret) of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren, Joseph Howard of Indianapolis, IN, Jane Ikonitski (Dmitri) of Mandeville, LA, Patrick Howard (Rachel) of Gig Harbor, Washington, Meg Gildersleeve of Willowbrook, IL, Joshua Belden (Lisa) of Waterford, Megan Brink (Charlie) of Wattsburg, Michelle Belden of Erie; 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 and are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Officiating Rev. Matthew Dennison.  Interment North East Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1500 Freeport Rd, North East, PA 16428.  Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com.

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David York SR ( Son of Faye Halloran )
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Dear Ella and family. My condolences for the loss of your loved one.my prayers are with you .Peace be with you all during your grief

Dave Henry
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Dear Family, on behalf of myself and the Henry family, we wish to extend our sincerest sympathy. We are the owners of Camp Seldom Seen just below your hunting camp in Cherry Grove. We thoroughly enjoyed the evenings Gildy (as we referred to him as) would come down and spend the evenings with us for an evening supper and to play cards. We enjoyed the camaraderie we shared with Gildy. We have missed him the past 4 or 5 years during the hunting season. Our father will hopefully turn 91 this year. Please know you are in are thoughts and prayers. Dave Henry, (oldest son), Leo (Pete Henry, founding member of Camp Seldom Seen), Fred Henry (youngest son).

Phyllis Jackson Boyse
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Ella and family. I am your cousin Mildred Halloran's oldest daughter. I never met you or Loyd but Mom spoke about you quite often. So sad at the passing of Loyd.
God Bless you and your family in your time of grief and hope days go easily for you.
Phyllis (Jackson) Boyse and the entire Jackson family.

Tom Kwarciak
   Posted Sun February 18, 2018
Dear Ella, Frank, and Fred,

The whole Kwarciak Family is so sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. He was such a wonderful friend to our family since 1972 when we moved to North East. He was always jovial whenever we saw him and always excited to share his exploits of his various hobbies of golf, bowling, model airplane flying and such. Lloyd (and Ella) was a regular guest at our house for birthday and holiday celebrations and he was so fun to have around. Over the last few years it was always fun to stop by when I was visiting Mom and Dad to get a tour of the orchards, garden and barn that he was enjoying so much. I also remember that whenever Lloyd visited the house, Mom and Dad would make him a Manhattan cocktail with ingredients they kept on hand especially for him that he thouroghly enjoyed. During more recent times Lloyd was always available to help out the family as my Dad struggled with Parkinson's disease.

I talked to him on the phone around the time of the big snow storm a few weeks ago. He explained to me how long it took to get his car and driveway clear. He also updated me on how his Monday bowling league was going and mentioned that it was getting harder to care for Ella, but things were going all right. So we are so shocked to get this news, and we offer our sympathy to the whole family.

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