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Robert John "Uncle Bob" Gilligan, 68, of Herndon, passed away at his residence on July 15, 2017.
He was born Sept. 14, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Nicholas Patrick and Concetta Rose (Chillemi) Gilligan.

Bob worked in residential and commercial construction most of his life and honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was recently employed part time by the Herndon Borough as a borough street foreman.
He was a member of the Herndon Fire Company No.1, the Lower Mahanoy Fire Company, and the Mandata Legion Post 504.
Bob was a devoted husband and loving father. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting pool and watching horse racing.

Bob is survived by his wife Sheryl Gilligan, of Herndon; son, Ron Gilligan and wife Wylene, of Lynn Haven, Fla.; son, Brent Tharp and wife Sarah, of Sunbury; son, Tony Gilligan and wife Nichole, of Herndon; son Sean Gilligan and wife Miriam, of Hubert, N.C.; son, Craig Gilligan and fiancé, Rebecca, of Herndon; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Woulfe, of Torrance, Calif., and Carol Munro and husband Gary, of Pueblo, Colo.; mother-in-law, Virginia Schroyer,; sister-in-law, Ida Anderson; four brothers-in-law, Homer Gross, Henry Schroyer and wife Deneen, Bill Schroyer and wife Karen, Richard Schroyer and wife Veronica; and many nieces and nephews.

At Bob's request and to honor his wishes, there will be no services. A celebration picnic will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.
Published on July 16, 2017
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