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Thomas P. Gilles, age 86 of Concord Twp., passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Mapleview Country Villa, Chardon. Tom was born on June 8, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to the late Ralph and Mary Gilles. He was a longtime Lake County resident.

Tom was a U.S. Marine who served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Lake County Engineer after 31 years of service. Tom was a member of the Marine Corp. League, Col Justice M. Chambers Detachment, Mentor, the Painesville Elks, and The Amputee Golf Association. He was instrumental in the building of the St Bede the Venerable Church, Mentor

He is survived by his beloved Nancy Crook, his daughter, Tracy Jacobs (Aaron DVM) Horch, granddaughters: Kelly & Brooke Jacobs. Special granddaughter, Stevie Crook.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Bonnie, son: Scott and brothers: Laurence "Bud" and Richard Gilles.

Services will be held 11 am Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 where the family will receive friends 4-8 pm Friday, March 2, 2018.

Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH

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