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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Ted D. Gillespie

01/26/1943 — 07/03/2020

Ted D. Gillespie, age 77 of Painesville, passed away July 3rd, 2020 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. He was born January 26th, 1943 in Canton, Ohio to the late Melvin and Louella Gillespie.

Ted graduated from Jefferson Union High School in 1961. He is a U.S Army Veteran, honorably serving during the Vietnam Conflict in the 1st Calvary Division. He is a proud fireman who retired in 1993 from the Cleveland Heights Fire Department after 25 years of service.

Ted is the loving husband of 27 years to Nancy Gillespie; beloved step father of James T. (Elizabeth) Stairs, Lynne Marie Booth, Regina Trout and the late Larissa Ann Stairs; dearest grandfather of Erik James (Melissa A.K.A. – Baby Girl) Pucci, Sestina Eve Stairs, Christopher Booth and the late Jennifer Booth; brother of Cheryl (Ramon) French, Charlotte (Dennis) Morris and the late Donald Robert Gillespie; uncle of seven.

Celebration of life services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral and Cremation Services.

Ted D. Gillespie smiling for a portrait photo while in his uniform