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 James Robert “Bob” Gillespie

James Robert “Bob” Gillespie

Birth
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 4 Oct 2012 (aged 69)
Redmond, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100124159 · View Source
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Bob passed away quickly and peacefully on October 4, 2012 at the age of 69 after a short and courageous battle with the same type of cancer he so bravely and miraculously overcame just 10 years prior. Bob was born in Seattle on February 25, 1943 and attended West Seattle High School. He joined the Seattle Police Department in 1962 where his career spanned 40 years. He started his career as a Patrol Officer and later spent time serving in various units such as the Motorcycle Unit, Special Patrol Unit, SWAT, and as a Detective in both the Vice and Fugitive Units. After retiring in 2002 he then split his time between Seattle and Goodyear, AZ, enjoying a decade of retirement, most of which was spent on the golf course. Besides being a devoted husband and father, Bob was a born athlete who loved sports and excelled at many, sharing this passion with his family and friends both on and off the field as player and coach. Bob was blessed to have his loving wife of more than 38 years, Terry Howell Gillespie, by his side until the end. He is also survived by his son, James R. ''Rob'' Gillespie, and daughter, Darci Gillespie, both of Seattle, along with his sister, Karen Murphy and her husband Pat Murphy, daughter-in-law, Selina Gillespie, and two beloved grandchildren, Noa and Holden. Bob also leaves behind numerous friends from his years in Seattle and those spent in his Arizona community of Pebblecreek. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Friday, October 12th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community & Events Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either of the fallen officer funds: Behind the Badge Foundation (BehindTheBadgeFoundation.org) or the Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors (wastatecops.org).


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  • Created by: J
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100124159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Robert “Bob” Gillespie (25 Feb 1943–4 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100124159, ; Maintained by J (contributor 46897785) Unknown.