Earl Gillette
April 6, 2010 

Earl GilletteEarl Gillette of Camillus, passed away Tuesday at Crouse Hospital. Born in Medina, he was a graduate of Eastwood High School. He served 25 years in the Coast Guard on active duty on USS Woonsocket which patrolled the North Atlantic Ocean. He served 18 months in the US Navy on the USS Sanborn during the Korean War. He joined the Syracuse Police Dept. in 1947 and retired after 35 years. He was a member of the Syracuse Police Retirees Association, and the NYS Fraternal Police Assoc., and the VFW. He was an avid Syracuse University and NY Yankee's fan. Survivors: his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Diane (John) Gardener; granddaughter, Colleen (Joel) Lorenzo; stepdaughter, Kathleen Monsour, stepsons, Michael Delpha, Daniel Delpha Sr.; one great-grandson; four stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Tindall Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church, 4471 Onondaga Blvd. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1921 W Genesee St., Syracuse. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Tindall Funeral Home www.tindallfuneralhome.com 

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on April 8, 2010

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This obituary picture doesn't do Earl justice.  I prefer to remember him as the big strapping traffic cop who worked Warren Street M-F days.