USA: New Jersey Deaths


Anson Gillespie, death 1867, age 3 years, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey


Barbara Gillespie death Aug 30, 1944 Berkley Mausoleum, Bloomfield, Essex Co, New Jersey

Barbara Ann Gillespie, birth Dec 17, 1933.  Death June 23, 2007 age 73, New Jersey, USA


Catherine Gillespie death August 2, 1868 age 17 m, Orange, Essex Co, New Jersey

Charles L Gillespie birth April 5, 1945 death July 25, 2011 age 66, Camden City, New Jersey

Concetta L Gillespie birth Oct 9, 1931. Death July 30, 2011 age 79, Camden, New Jersey.


Daniel J Gillespie birth July 12, 1923. Death July 28, 2008, age 85, Dumont, New Jersey, USA

David O Gillespie, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend passed away at his home in Morris Plains on Friday, November 6th, 2020 at the age of 60. He fought a valiant, 12-month battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. Dave was born on February 4th, 1960 in Greenwich, CT. He was raised in Long Valley, NJ where he graduated from West Morris Central High School and continued on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. Dave was married to Janine Gillespie (Farina) on June 15, 1996. They were married 24 years. It was a marriage where each felt deeply supported, understood and unconditionally loved. Soon after they welcomed two wonderful daughters, Brianna and Amanda. Dave’s greatest achievement and joy was the beautiful family he and Janine created together. His love and spirit will surround and guide them every day forward. He was a devoted husband and a patient, loving father. Some of the greatest memories his wife and daughters will hold are the annual family summer vacations to Cape May, NJ. Dave worked for FIS as the Head of Global Business Development. He truly enjoyed his job and his colleagues – so much so that he was eager to continue working even while going through treatments

Dave was so passionate about his hobbies and interests. Sports were always a significant part of his life, as he was a devoted New York Yankees and LV Raiders fan. His best memories in life included coaching his daughters’ youth sports teams, both in soccer and basketball. Dave was also an avid music lover. He was the happiest while attending Bruce Springsteen concerts, growing his CD and vinyl collection, and playing music throughout the house on his beloved stereo. Dave is survived by his wife, Janine; daughters, Brianna and Amanda; sister Evan Stratton and her husband, George; in-laws, Joe and Angela Farina; brother-in-law John Farina, and many other family members and friends. Dave is preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Gillespie. Dave’s passing has left a hole in the hearts of his family, friends and colleagues. The profound and unforgettable impact he had on his community will be honored in the spring, as we plan to hold a celebration of his life then due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Dave will be lovingly remembered for his depth of character, humor, intellect and loving kind nature. Arrangements are under the care of Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains.

Doris R Gillespie birth June 24, 1926. Death Jan 2, 2012 New Jersey, USA

Major Donald Gillespie. On September 13, 2022, Donald Gillespie passed into peace.  Donald was born to Mary Elizabeth and James Bernard Gillespie on October 15, 1933, in Camden, New Jersey.

He is survived by his son: James Gillespie; his grandchildren: Ryan, Terri, and Laura Gillespie; his niece: Linda; nephew: Bill and their families; his close friend: Joe Berarducci and family. He joins his beloved wife Gail, his parents, sister Sue West, son Bill and daughter in-law Beth Gillespie who preceded him in death.

In life he grew from a Jersey boy to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. After joining the Navy, he decided to transfer to the Air Force allowing him to fly his favorite planes–especially the KB50. As he traveled the world, he was able to visit exotic locales; stationed in places like Yokota, Japan, Sondrestrom, Greenland, and even flying special missions to Antarctica via Christchurch, New Zealand. He had a dedicated career as a navigator for the Air Force with over 8000 hours in the air and served through the Korean and Vietnam Wars with 118 combat missions. After over twenty years of service, he retired as a Major Master Navigator in 1973.

In 1956, Don married his wife Gail after meeting her while she was visiting family in Charleston, South Carolina. They went on to have two sons who enjoyed growing up as global citizens. With his wife Gail and sons, Bill and Jim, they settled in Colorado Springs where they opened Western Décor, a prosperous painting business (harkening back to his successful snowball business at age 7). Colorado Springs was chosen for the family’s love of skiing and outdoors. An avid skier with a love of sports, Don could always be found on the slopes in winter or during summer in the pool, on the golf course or basketball court. Don remained active well into his 70’s, always enjoying Breckenridge. He watched his sons grow up on the slopes, and some of his favorite memories as a grandpa were teaching his three grandchildren to ski and trouncing them in bridge with Gail, his partner of fifty-five wonderful years.

Douglas Gillespie, 66, of Brielle passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  He was born in Neptune and raised in Adelphia before settling in Brielle. Doug had worked at Y.A.C.C. in Highbridge, where he met his wife, Valerie.  He then went on to become a woodshop teacher at Collier High School prior to becoming the Vice Principal. Doug was a member of the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #16 in Freehold and could always be found working on his house which he proudly built from the ground up with his wife.  He loved to spend time walking on the beach and riding his bike in Manasquan. Doug also enjoyed working on his cars, stargazing, and playing music. He was a true animal lover and above all else, Doug loved spending time with his family.

Doug was predeceased by his wife, Valerie in 2020; mother, Virginia Gillespie in 2019; and father, Douglas Gillespie in 2007.  He is survived by his loving children, Kathleen Goldberg and her husband, Thomas of Toms River and Margaret Gillespie of New York City; granddaughter, Riley Goldberg; and siblings, Christine Sague and her husband, Garrett of Beachwood, Thomas Gillespie and his wife, Alison of Bethlehem, PA, and Laurie Anne Patterson and her husband, Carl of Howell; and many loving family and friends.

Douglas R Gillespie birth Jan 19, 1945. Death June 13, 2006, age 61, New Jersey


Edward John Gillespie birth Nov 21, 1923 death Aug 11, 2011, age 87 Camden, New Jersey

Ellen Gillespie death Dec 6, 1852 Passiac Co, New Jersey, age 34, married.

Ellen Gillespie death May 1875-May 1876 Jersey City, Hudson Co, New Jersey

Ethel Gillespie birth May 22, 1913. Death Jan 28, 2011, age 97, City of Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Everett Gillespie birth Dec 8, 1971. Death March 21, 2012, age 40, Englewood, New Jersey


Florence M Gillespie birth Jan 28, 1927. Death Feb 11, 2011, age 84, Cinnamison, New Jersey, USA

Francis Gillespie birth Nov 1, 1927. Death Sept 25, 2011 age 83, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA


Hannah Gillespie death April 5, 1869 widow, age 83, Hanover, Morris Co, New Jersey


James Gillespie death Jan 21, 1861 Essex Co, New Jersey

James Gillespie death May 1872 – May 1973 Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey

John Gillespie death Sept 19, 1855 Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey, age 62.

John Gillespie death May 1871 – May 1972  Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey

John Gillespie death July 13, 1943. Berkely Mausoleum, Bloomfield, Essex Co, New Jersey

John D Gillespie birth Oct 11, 1951. Death Jan 16, 2006 age 54, Neptune, New Jersey

John F Gillespie death Sept 1, 1855 Burlington Co, New Jersey, married.

John R Gillespie death May 1873 – May 1874 Jersey City, Hudson Co, New Jersey


Kevin Gillespie’s passing on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 has been publicly announced by Boyd Funeral Services – Camden in Camden, NJ. According to the funeral home, the following services was scheduled: Viewing, on October 23, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., ending at 11:00 a.m., at Doreen Boyd Legacy Hall, 1801 Haddon Ave, Camden, NEW JERSEY. Celebration of Life, on October 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., ending at 12:30 p.m., at Doreen Boyd Legacy Hall, 1801 Haddon Ave, Camden, NEW JERSEY.


Loretta A Gillespie birth Sept 3, 1935. Death March 21, 2007 age 71 New Jersey, USA.


Margaret J Gillespie birth Oct 27, 1927. Death April 8, 2012, age 84, Woodbury, New Jersey, USA


Patrick Gillespie death Dec 9, 1860 Hudson Co, New Jersey, age 18, single.


Robert Gillespie, 56, b Oct 26, 1960, of Vineland, passed away on March 5, 2017 at Inspira Medical Center. He was born on October 26, 1960 to Robert Gillespie Sr. and Gladys Gillespie. Robert graduated from Vineland High School in 1978. After high school he played bass in a band and traveled to California. He then worked at the New Jersey Memorial Home where he met his future wife Maria Villanueva. They were married for 30 years. Robert was a member of the Voice of Deliverance New Covenant Church where he played in the band on Sundays. Robert enjoyed various hobbies including collecting antique cars and making music with various instruments. Robert is survived by his wife Maria Gillespie; daughter Star Gillespie; son Carlos Arbelo; mother Gladys Gillespie; brother Larry Bostic and his sisters Vanessa Thompson and Duralee Upshur. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Alexsia Gillespie, Diego and Gianna Arbelo. A church visitation was held on Thursday from 9am to 11am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am from Voice Of Deliverance Church, 1413 E. Chestnut Avenue, Vineland. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville. Arrangements under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.

Robert D Gillespie birth Aug 20, 1925. Death Aug 24, 2011, age 86, Camden, New Jersey, USA

Rosemarie Gillespie birth May 11,1934. Death Oct 13, 2011, age 77, Delran, New Jersey, USA


(Mrs) Samuel Gillespie, widow, death Oct 17, 1857 Essex Co, New Jersey, age 77.

Stella Gillespie birth Feb 1, 1923. Death March 26, 1912 age 89, Linden, New Jersey


Thomas Gene Gillespie birth Aug 12, 1963. Death March 14, 2012, age 48, Salem, New Jersey.  Thomas Gene Gillespie, age 48 of Pennsville passed away on Wednesday March 14, 2012 at his home in Bridgeport, NJ. He was born August 12, 1963 in Salem and was the son of the late James H. Jr. and Ruth J. Wood Gillespie. He was a 1981 graduate of Pennsville Memorial High School. He was a dedicated worker for over 20 years with Siegfried USA in Pennsville and enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle. Survived by his son, Joshua Thomas Gillespie, brother, James H. Gillespie, III and his wife Lisa of Pennsville, and a niece and nephew. Funeral service was held 11:00 am Monday March 19, at the Laughrey Funeral Home, Pennsville where friends  called Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Burial at the Lawnside Cemetery, Woodstown.

Thomas M Gillespie death June 22, 1865 Essex Co, New Jersey, married.

Thomas Wayne Gillespie birth Sept 2, 1943. Death March 5, 2011 age 67, Paterson, New Jersey, USA


Valerie K. Gillespie, 58, of Brielle passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Newark, raised in Orange, moved to Penn State to attend college, and settled in Brielle in 1980. Valerie was a graduate of Orange High School and Penn State University. She started her own business in 2003, Gillespie Engineering Inc. Valerie enjoyed playing softball, playing and coaching throughout her life, and was the first female to play hardball in Essex County. She was passionate about riding motorcycles with her group, NJMC and HOG. In her spare time, she could be found singing Karaoke, playing group trivia, and Jeopardy. She was a life-long learner and loved to study history, technology and anything to add to her vast wealth of knowledge. Valerie was active in the Penn State Alumni Association and hosted the Central New Jersey Football Watching Parties, bringing people together. She was passionate about being charitable, raising thousands of dollars for THON for Penn State, during and after graduation. Valerie enjoyed playing a variety of instruments with her family, especially her guitar.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Walsh; father-in-law, Douglas; and mother-in-law, Virginia. Valerie is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Douglas Gillespie, of Brielle, NJ; mother, Esther Aruz of Orange, NJ; daughters, Kate Goldberg and her husband, Thomas of Toms River, NJ, Maggie Gillespie of New York City, NY; granddaughter, Riley Goldberg of Toms River, NJ; sisters, Kellyann Kovach and her husband, Jerry Bowers of Orange, NJ, and Jodie Donovan of Naples, FL; best friends, Sharon Yasko of Piscataway, NJ, and Linda Holoviak of State College, PA; and many loving family and friends. Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, NJ.

Virginia M Gillespie birth Aug 14, 1925. Death April 24, 2011 age 85. Camden, New Jersey, USA


William Gillespie birth Feb 27, 1970. Death June 27, 2008, age 38, New Brunwick, New Jersey, USA

Record Count:  44

Source: The New Jersey Death Index; Obituare, Funeral Home Obituaries, Legacy