George A. Gigliotti

George A. Gigliotti, 94, of 5 Miller Avenue, Bradford, passed away, Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Olean General Hospital. 

Born March 14, 1925 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Elizabeth (Falsatta) Gigliotti, Sr. He attended Bradford High School, during his Senior year he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force.

On July 6, 1943 he enlisted into the United States Army Air Force, served with the 96th Combat Bombardment Wing, in World War II. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars. He was honorably discharged on September 19, 1945.

George was married for nearly 60 years to Mary Lou (Irons) Gigliotti who died July 19, 2017. 

He was a self employed contractor, owning and operating George A. Gigliotti Buliders for over 60 years. He was also a partner in Tarport Enterprises, and at the his time of death was President and General Manager of Bisett Building Center.

George was a member of St. Francis Church, and the East Bradford Business Association.
 
Surviving is three children, Thomas (Jacqueline) Gigliotti, of Portville NY, Polly (Ray) Phillips, of Kane, and William R. Rote, of Bradford, "an adopted daughter", Betty Spindler, 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Lou, one son, John Gigliotti, one daughter, Terrie Piller, one granddaughter Mary Celeste Phillips, one sister Ida Rose Gigliotti, and three brothers, Joseph Gigliotti Jr., Patrick Gigliotti and Eugene Gigliotti.

Friends will be received on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Francis Church with Father Jim Gutting, Senior Associate, as Celebrant. Committal services and Military Honors by members of the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 108, will follow in St. Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the Learning Center, 90 Jackson Ave., Bradford, PA 16701, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

You made a difference. Your smile. your friendship.The way you consoled others in their time of need. Mary Lou, John, and Terry will be so glad to see you. Job well done my friend. prayers to all friends and family.
— Diana C. Van Orden

RIP, Uncle George. I know you are in a better place with your special lady. So many good memories -will miss your kind and gentle way. Go bowling in Heaven with TI tonight.....
— Bill Irons

To George''s family- I was lucky to be able to see George for a few minutes on Friday, August 16 during my trip to Bradford and talk to a few of you as well. Whenever my husband and I were in town we always made sure we stopped to see George. He always greeted us with a smile. I always made sure I got a hug before I left:) George was a great business man and a kind man. His company remodeled the dining room in our house into a beautiful kitchen. George was also a business partner of my father''s for many years. George''s passing will leave a void in many people''s lives. Now he can be reunited with his wife, Mary. How lucky we were to have known him. My condolences to all of his family.
— Mary Roche Morgan

Im sure Aunt Mary Lou was waiting for him with a smile. The experiences and nemories I had going to work with my Mom to Gigliotti builders as a child will never be forgotten. Zebra cakes, coffee..the smell of fresh cut wood and my Mom Wanda answering "Gigliotti''s" are priceless. Sorry I cannot make it home for the funeral. George will be missed.
— Jon Livak

It is with heartfelt sorrow to hear of Uncle George’s passing. He was a kind caring soul whose calm demeanor embraced you. We hope all the memories you hold dear to your hearts bring you much joy and laughter as you journey through your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Jay, Debbie, Brittany, and Matthew Livak

I am very sorry for your loss
— Sheila Hynds

I have known George for many years & could not know a better person. Blessings to his family.
— Phil Smith

Rest in Peace Uncle George prayers for family and friends
— Dennis and Patricia Hanlin

We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to your entire family. George was a wonderful man and friend.
— Bill and Barb Black

One of the best neighbors you could ever have.
— Bob and Michele Simon

So sorry for your loss ????????????
— Peggy Barber

George was a wonderful friend. He had a kind heart and will be missed by all.
— Ron and Maryanne Peterson

Sorry to hear of George''s passing. He was a great guy!!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.
— Debi and Jerry Keesler

Condolences

  • You made a difference. Your smile. your friendship.The way you consoled others in their time of need. Mary Lou, John, and Terry will be so glad to see you. Job well done my friend. prayers to all friends and family.

    — Diana C. Van Orden
  • RIP, Uncle George. I know you are in a better place with your special lady. So many good memories -will miss your kind and gentle way. Go bowling in Heaven with TI tonight.....

    — Bill Irons
  • To George''s family- I was lucky to be able to see George for a few minutes on Friday, August 16 during my trip to Bradford and talk to a few of you as well. Whenever my husband and I were in town we always made sure we stopped to see George. He always greeted us with a smile. I always made sure I got a hug before I left:) George was a great business man and a kind man. His company remodeled the dining room in our house into a beautiful kitchen. George was also a business partner of my father''s for many years. George''s passing will leave a void in many people''s lives. Now he can be reunited with his wife, Mary. How lucky we were to have known him. My condolences to all of his family.

    — Mary Roche Morgan
  • Im sure Aunt Mary Lou was waiting for him with a smile. The experiences and nemories I had going to work with my Mom to Gigliotti builders as a child will never be forgotten. Zebra cakes, coffee..the smell of fresh cut wood and my Mom Wanda answering "Gigliotti''s" are priceless. Sorry I cannot make it home for the funeral. George will be missed.

    — Jon Livak
  • It is with heartfelt sorrow to hear of Uncle George’s passing. He was a kind caring soul whose calm demeanor embraced you. We hope all the memories you hold dear to your hearts bring you much joy and laughter as you journey through your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    — Jay, Debbie, Brittany, and Matthew Livak