Richard Gilley

Richard Albert Gilley, Sr.

Saturday, June 8th, 1946 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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RICHARD ALBERT GILLEY, SR., 73 of Pylesville, MD died on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, MD. He was the beloved husband of the late Hazel H. (Bennett) Gilley who passed in June 2011.

Born on June 8, 1946 in Delta, PA, he was one of nine children born to the late Hunter F. and Anna Ozella (Hitchcock) Gilley, and a 1964 graduate of North Harford High School. Richard had worked for 42 years as a senior engineer for the Department of Defense – Army. He enjoyed watching westerns, especially Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke and followed the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. He was a loving father, raising seven sons with his late wife. His sons commented that he was known to tell “bad jokes” and found much joy in spending time with his family.

He is survived by:
Seven sons-
Richard Albert Gilley, Jr. (Jho) of Bel Air, MD
Christopher Gilley (Maureen) of Parkville, MD
Scott Gilley (Betsy) of Towson, MD
Matthew Gilley (Kelly) of Delta, PA
Ryan Gilley (Toni) of Whiteford, MD
Patrick James Gilley (Rachel) of Colora, MD
Nicholas Gilley of Pylesville, MD

Seven siblings:
Beatrice Fekete of Aberdeen, MD
Janet Long of Dublin, MD
Ruth Johnson of Fallston, MD
Joan Sheedy of Hampsted, MD
Roy Gilley of Street, MD
Leon Gilley of Aberdeen, MD
Randy Gilley of Abingdon, MD

Sixteen grandchildren and a great grandchild

He was preceded in death by his brother, Hunter F. Gilley, Jr.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA where the funeral will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday. Interment will be in Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta, PA. Pastor Blake Ward, Great Commission Church of the Nazarene will officiate.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Please join us for a time of reflection and remembrance.
  • Service

    Monday, January 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Harkins Funeral Home
    600 Main St.
    Delta, PA 17314
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    Pleas join us for a time of remembrance.


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BettyJane Ristau

Posted at 10:33am
My prayer for Matt and all of his family is that God will turn your mourning into dancing. Psalm 30: 11

Charles R. Mulligan

Posted at 07:03pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Roy from school and church as a youngster. Had classes with him at NHHS and am praying that all the family has and can keep the memories of him in your hearts forever. God bless you all

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