fred gillette
Fred Gillette, 59, of Weirton, passed away on August 2, 2013 at his home. Fred was born on April 2, 1954, in Weirton, a son of the late Raymond and Ann (Mrvos) Gillette. Fred had a BS from Shepherd University and a teaching certificate from West Liberty University. He was a member of the Moose Fraternity at Shepherd University, enjoyed watching Jeopardy, and following the Pirates, Steelers and WVU and Shepherd University sports. He was also an avid reader and Civil War History buff. Fred will be missed by his twin brother Ted of Ashland, Virginia, wife Pamella, nephew Alex, niece Elizabeth Freeman and husband Doug and grand nephew Aiden and brother, Ray of Winnetka, IL. wife Susan, nieces Maggie Gillette and Lindsay Swift and husband Nate. Friends and family will be received at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, on Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00pm. There will be a memorial service at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to Salvation Army Harbor Light Center 1515 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60607.

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  1. Ted and Fred are such a part of my childhood memories, starting with gradeschool on Marland Heights. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I know he will be missed.

  2. Teddy and Ray, my sympathies to both of you and your families. Such good times growing up on Marland Heights. Freddy always had us laughing.

  3. So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I know he will be missed by all. So glad that I was able to spend time with him this past May. My sincere condolences to all.


    Patti, Howard , Kelly & julie

  4. Teddy & Raymond & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of our younger years all together. Freddie will be missed.


    Doe Kukulski King

  5. Dear Teddy and Ray, I’m so sorry about Freddy. So many memories of sled riding, running through our yards in the summertime, and who could forget the guineas under your hedges. I was jealous because you had an aluminum Christmas tree with rotating lights. (the first I’d ever seen) I hope that your family memories bring you times of laughter and comfort during this difficult time.

  6. Ted and Ray, I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I remember Fred as always being so sweet, so kind. I know that this is a great loss to you both.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Carole Sterling

  7. To my cousins Ray and Teddy,

    I was very said to hear of Fred’s passing. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are blessed with courage, strength and peace.


  8. To Ray and Ted,

    Prayers for you and your families. We offer our condolences to you at this time. We enjoyed our friendship with Fred–great guy! He will be missed!

    Barbie and Gary Balint

  9. Uncle Fred, I will miss you terribly and wish you could have seen our son Aiden. I know you are looking down on him and watching him grow into an incredible young man. I am glad you are at peace and that is all I can ask. I will always love you Uncle Fred

  10. Ray & Ted, We were saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. Our condolences to the family and his many friends.

  11. Teddy and family, So sorry for the loss of Fred. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all. God Bless. Bob and Terri (Sutton) Marino

  12. Teddy, Ray and family, I was very sorry to hear about Freddy. My prayers are with your family at this sad time.

    God bless,

    Lorraine Sticco Easton

  13. Fred was a very popular person at Shepherd College. He will be missed by many who him knew and loved him. Especially the Moose Fraternity to which he was a member. I myself will miss him greatly and although he seemed to be fighting some personal demons after leaving college his legacy and the friendships he made while at Shepherd were lasting. Rest in peace my friend! Jim Mac

  14. To the. Gillette family. My condolences to your family. I know this is a difficult time right now. Days will get brighter and joy will will come back.

    david jackson and family

  15. ted , pam and family , I know you guys are going to get through this, you are spiritually strong, and their are a lot of good memories in your lives involving fred and all your friends, my prayers and thoughts are with you these next couple of days which are the hardest, freddy is going to be fine now , see you this fall god bless matt

  16. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Ray & Ted and your entire family. We feel like we knew Fred by way of his relationship with Ray and how special he was to all. Sorry cant be with you today.

  17. Teddy, I’m sadden to hear of Freddy’s passing. My prayers go out to out to you and the Gillette family. My sincere condolences to all.

  18. I will remember getting my first puppy from Teddy and Freddy when their dog had pups. My thoughts and prayers to the family during this very difficult time.

  19. Ted & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The first thing we thought of in regards to Fred…he did love his Moose Fraternity and Shepherd…in that order!!

    Kathleen (Punkin) & Jimmy Armel

  20. Ted,ray and family,my sympathy goes out to you all.ill always remember his kindness and smile.Debbie Munyas Farmville Virginia

  21. Fred you will be missed dearly. I really enjoyed having you as a gig brother. May you rest in Peace. Mike Sturman

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