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James Gillin
  • May 15, 1950
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  • July 25, 2022

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On Monday, July 25, 2022, James Gerard Gillin, proud Catholic, loving husband, brother, father of five, and grandfather of seven, passed away at 72.
Jim was born on May 15, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York to James and Rosaire Gillin. He graduated from Siena College in 1972 and starred as a 2-time All-American cornerback. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army while earning his master’s degree in Public Administration at Oklahoma University. Jim helped raise five children: Byron, Brett, Kelly, Diane, and Jeff.

Jim had a passion for world travels. He also loved sports, notably his New York Jets, Mets, and Orlando Magic. Jim was also an extraordinary storyteller, be it the countless on-the-fly bedtime stories for his children or recounting the meaningful connections he’d always make wherever he traveled, Jim would capture your attention with the first sentence. Most importantly, Jim’s greatest love of all was his family. Be they blood relatives, stepchildren, or grandchildren from every walk of life, Jim lived to shower those he loved with affection, words of encouragement, advice, and more than a few jokes. Jim was famous for his quick wit, biting sarcasm, and unparalleled compassion.

Jim was preceded in death by his father James and his mother Rosaire. He is survived by his wife Denise, his five children Byron, Brett, Kelly, Diane, and Jeff, his brothers Terry and Ed, his sisters Maureen and Pat, and his grandchildren Vincent-James, Ruphine, Lucian, Serenity, Jack, Leo, Charlie, and Ava, along with many nieces, nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren.

A visitation is scheduled for Monday August 8, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. & 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, located at 620 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, Florida 32127.  The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Tuesday August 9, 2022 at The Catholic Church of The Epiphany, located at 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange, Florida 32127.  Immediately following the mass, James will be laid to rest with military honors at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, located at 5525 US-1, Mims, Florida 32754.


Service

Location:
The Catholic Church of The Epiphany

Date & Time:
August 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM


Cemetery:
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery



Visitation

Times:
August 8, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 8, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers - Port Orange


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