RODERIC D. GILLIS

Posted April 20, 2009, at 6:36 p.m.

PORT DEPOSIT, Md. – Roderic D. Gillis, 75, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009. He was born May 14, 1933, in Brewer, to Angus and Avis Gillis. Roderic married Rose Marie Roy, Jan. 9, 1957, in Old Town. Roderic retired after 38 years of service from V.A. Medical Center, Perry Point, Md., where he held the position of chief, Data Base Management Service. Roderic loved being with his family and friends. He was an avid reader, a talented wood craftsman and an expert computer enthusiast. His quick wit and comedic personality will be sadly missed by all that had the good fortune to have met him. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Rose; his children, Christopher of Pittsburgh and Tara of Rising Sun, Md.; his brother, Roger of Bangor; and three grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled noon Friday, April 24, at Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, Md., where visitation for family and friends will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice, care of Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville, MD 21903-0766.

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