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June 11, 1961 - August 30, 2016

In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gildea Home.

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Age 55, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Bob was born in Kalamazoo on June 11, 1961, the son of Lyle D. and Sharon M. (Davis) Gildea. He was a graduate of Portage Central High School, received his Associates degree from MiraCosta College and his B.S. degree from Michigan State University. Bob was employed as a Chemical Operator for the Pfizer company. He was an avid skier, golfer and bowler and especially enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing baseball. Bob leaves behind his wife, Margaret; children, Mady, Robert II and Joey Gildea; mother, Sharon Gildea and siblings, Kevin Gildea, Jan (Steve) Crow and Tammy Gildea-Bird. He is also survived by his mother in-law, Carol Gilcher; sister in-law, Melissa (Paul) Filip; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog, Jamie. Bob was preceded in death by his father and father in-law, Gill Gilcher.