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Paul Anthony Gillon

April 9, 1935 — July 29, 2023

Bloomington

 

Paul Anthony Gillon, 88, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of West Baden Springs, entered into his eternal reward on Saturday morning, July 29th, 2023 surrounded by the love of family and friends.

He was born on April 9th, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Leo Paul and Corrinne Gertrede (Kenny) Gillon. After living in Detroit and Chicago, his family settled in West Baden Springs, Indiana in the late 1940’s. The Gillon’s were devout Catholics and Paul was an only child. 

After graduating from West Baden Springs High School in 1953, Paul worked for many years as a librarian for the Jesuit Ministry at the West Baden Springs Hotel. He also worked for Wood Design and was self-employed in Forestry Management. His close friends liked to call him “Johnny Appleseed” as he was passionate about the Forest and all of creation. Paul also had a passion for cats, reading and working on bicycles and Jeeps. 

He tried to attend Catholic Mass as often as possible and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He sincerely lived his entire life with loving kindness in his heart. He always had a smile on his face no matter the circumstances, a true Christian hero.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents. 

He is survived by his entire Cooper/Land Homestead Family - Jerry and Jean Cooper, Mark and Theresa Cooper/Land, Dr. F Steven and Jenny Land, Dawn and Richard Siebert, Michelle Land, Max Land, Miles Land, Maggie Land, Jared Spano, Nicco Spano, Mateo Spano, cousins Cathy Wilson Barnes of Portland and Diane Wilson of Arizona, Al Manns, all of his wonderful caregivers who he loved so dearly who dedicated their lives to his care - Heather Riley, Kellie Riley, Joanna Finch and Dollie Manns. Special friends Dave and Marilyn Kessler and Steve and Debbie Riley.
 

 

FUNERAL MASS
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by the Very Rev. Joseph B. Moriarty on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church with a private burial at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

VISITATION
Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, August 5th, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, Indiana 47577; Bishop Simon Brute College, 2500 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222; or Orange County Habitat for Humanity, 1075 N Sandy Hook Road Suite 4, Paoli, Indiana 47454. 

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady Of The Springs Catholic Church

8796 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

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Mass

Saturday, August 5, 2023

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Our Lady Of The Springs Catholic Church

8796 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

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