Albert W. Gillis Jr., 79

September 16, 2021

Albert W. Gillis Jr. passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster at the age of 79.

Albert was the son of the late Albert W. Gillis Sr. and the late Mary (Blinkovitch) Gillis. Albert was the husband of Gladys (Hoover) Gillis.

Albert was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

Albert graduated with an Associate’s Degree and worked as a System Engineer at IBM Corporation for 30 years until his retirement in 1993. Hobbies of Albert included antique auto restoring, model railroads, was an all-around rail buff, and enjoyed collecting model trains. Albert was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Assembly, Model A Restorer Club (MARC), Antique Auto Club of America (AACA), Red Rose Antique Auto club, and the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club (LZOC), American Legion Post #34, and Mount Joy Sportsmen’s Association. Albert also spent his time volunteering at the Hershey Auto Museum and Strasburg Railroad Museum. He loved western movies and was an avid golfer.

He will be missed by his loving wife, Gladys, daughters Lisa, wife of Dave Renninger, of Binghamton, NY, and Lori, wife of Chris Smith, of Binghamton, NY. Stepsons Michael McCarthy, of Colorado, and Jeremiah McCarthy, of NYC. Albert will also be missed by 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and 2 great grand-children.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11AM with The Rev. Daniel Powell as Celebrant. Visitation will occur between 10AM to 11AM prior to Mass. Interment will be held in Binghamton, NY.

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October 10, 2021

Gladys, So sorry to hear of the passing of ‘cousin’ Al.  Had many fond memories when we were all young up in Binghamton.  Hope he is getting together with my brother Len and his and my folks in Heaven. Keep watch on us all Al and may you RIP.  My prayers to you and your family and Al’s girls.
Gayle Gillis Brown

October 02, 2021

Gladys  Cass and I send our thoughts to you. We still remember where we met, the many meals we enjoyed out and in our homes and your taking our new bride and her groom to the reception in your remodeled old model “T”! Our ❤️. 
Nancy Gieniec

September 27, 2021

Oh my!  I am so sorry for your loss Gladys.  He was an amazing man and I remember all the fun times.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Love, Monica

September 24, 2021

Will miss you Bop! Look after us from above! 
Your Grandson Kevin 

September 24, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you, Lisa and Lori as well as your families.
Dianne and Michael Quain

September 24, 2021


September 24, 2021

We will really miss Al.   Walt always enjoyed talking with Al.
Lorraine & Walt

September 24, 2021

With deepest sympathy to all family and friends.  Al is so loved by so many and the memories will last forever.
Jim and Cyndi Burtz

September 24, 2021

Your family is in our prayers at this sad time. John & Bev Harkness

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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Lancaster, PA
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