David William Gillespie

David William Gillespie, 76 of Kearny passed away on August 5, 2018.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny on Thursday August 16 from 10 - 11 AM, with a service being celebrated at 11 AM.

Born to the late William and Letitia (Miller) Gillespie, David was a lifelong Kearny resident. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the Air Force from 1963-1967, stationed in Germany as a medic. After his service, David was a mail carrier in Kearny for many years. He was loved by all of the residents along his route, receiving many job offers after his retirement. He accepted one at Charlie's Nursery in North Arlington, where he could exercise his passion for gardening. David was a member of the Meadowlands Area Killifish Association (MAKA), and was an avid NY Giants fan, and a World War II history enthusiast. He especially loved caring for his many tropical fish, and tending to his garden, where he grew the best tomatoes around.

David was the dear brother of Suzanne Gillespie and the late Donna Jeanette; cousin to Malcolm and Sherrie Miller, Heather Bunge and Debbie Orrigo, and a good friend to the Morrison family, Mike DeGenova, and John and Cindy Myslenski. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association.

Posted on August 7, 2018 .