David K. Gilles

February 12, 1943 - June 13, 2023
St. Rose Catholic Church
Wednesday 6/21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Rose Catholic Church
Wednesday 6/21, 12:00 pm
Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel
Wednesday 6/21, 1:30 pm

David K. Gilles age 80, of Lima passed away 1:44 a.m., Tuesday at St. Rita’s.  He was born Feb. 12, 1943 in Lima to the late George Anthony and L. Lucille Rose (Welter) Gilles.  He married Linda L. Selby April 14, 1990 and she preceded him in death Nov. 30, 2019. David enjoyed boating, fishingContinue Reading

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John D Keller left a message on June 20, 2023:
Remember David and his family well. They were our good neighbors on Leland Ave. Dislike losing folks even at our advanced ages. Sincerely, John D. Keller
John Gillotti left a message on June 19, 2023:
So sorry for your loss Heather, Matt, and family. Uncle Dave always had a larger than life presence, from those early days with the perfect "Donald Duck" impressions, to the extra firm handshakes, to the annual Ohio State vs. Michigan victory or defeat speeches with his standing rivalry/bet with Kathy that made those Thanksgiving or Christmas parties all the more lively. He also always showed up and never complained about helping. One memory stands out among the others when he used math/geometry in the field to check walls/floor of "the shed" kit that I was attempting to build but was clearly in over my head. Dave salvaged my efforts and got things back on track and threw out some pearls like "...didn't they teach you this stuff in Math school.." Loved that! He also had his peculiarities for sure...I've never seen someone get so excited about the beef tongue that Mom would save for him from the side of beef that we would get from the Delphos meat locker...His will surely be missed!
KATHLEEN GILLES left a message on June 18, 2023:
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Kathleen L Gilles left a message on June 18, 2023:
I will cherish and remember trying to eat Dave's chili, the OSU vs UM bets, but, most especially his phone sign off, "Thanks for the jingle, sis". Forever peace and joy.
Beth Walter Maki left a message on June 16, 2023:
I met Dave just one time, at my sister, Phyllis Walter Wagner’s wake. He was such an enjoyable person, I couldn’t help remembering him. My condolence to Judy And Carol and your entire family, at the loss of such a nice brother.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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