Robert Edward “Bob” Gillespie, Jr.
September 8, 1943- June 4, 2020
Robert Edward “Bob” Gillespie, Jr., 76, of Dunkirk, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 8, 1943 in Cheverly, the son of Robert Edward Gillespie, Sr. and Mary Angeline Paxton. Bob grew up in Riverdale, and graduated from Bladensburg High School. He served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966, then married Diane, his wife of 52 years, on April 6, 1968. They have lived in Dunkirk for the last 37 years. Bob worked as a Xerox technician prior to his retirement in 2005. He was a talented home mechanic and handyman, and enjoyed working on antique cars, as well as out in his yard. He was also a member of the Maryland Chevelle Club, and a proud owner of his 1967 Malibu Chevelle, which he enjoyed restoring, maintaining, and driving everywhere he went.
Bob is survived by his wife Diane, sons Cameron and Sean Gillespie, and grandchildren Destiny and Autumn Gillespie, all of Dunkirk, sister-in-law Linda A. Brown of Norfolk, VA, and brother-in-law Lawrence J. Bowman of St. Leonard.
Monday, June 8, 2020