• January 20, 2017

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Henry C. Gillin

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Services for Henry “Hank” C. Gillin, 85, of Killeen, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen. Interment will be at a later date in Massachusetts.

Mr. Gillin died Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born June, 14, 1928, in Boston, Mass. He was educated in Boston, Mass., and received his degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for seven years during WWII and the Korean War. His awards include, Good Conduct Medal, Occupation Medal (Germany), WWII Victory Medal, Occupation Medal (Japan), United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Medal.

After his service, he went to work for civil service as an electronic engineer for 32 years, working all over the globe. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 147, American Legion Post 223, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3892, 40 and 8, KCOPJ, Temple Gun Club, National Rifle Association and the Gilmore Senior Center.

Survivors include sons, Robert Curran of Arizona, Henry C. Gillin Jr. of Massachusetts; daughters, Barbara A. Bernard of North Carolina, Gayle E. Hernandez of Texas, Deborah M. Curran of Oregon and Elaine F. Renaud of Massachusetts; sister, Patricia F. Burke of Florida; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2903 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen, TX 76543

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.

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