Vermont D. “Montie” McGillvary, age 86, passed away
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at his home in Mendon.
He was born May 20, 1934, near Mendon, to the late Orville
Lee & Dorothy Dale (Skinner) McGillvary.
Montie and Carole Clay were married on February 19, 1956.
She survives, along with their 3 children: Greg (Amy) McGillvary
of Walled Lake, Michigan, and Lori (Jim) Bader and Kari (Chris)
Cron of Celina, 8 grandchildren: Hillary, Clay, Morgan, Brady,
Kasey, Luke, Paige and Aaron, and 3 great grandkids: Landon,
Reese and Ella.
He was preceded in death by a brother and his wife: Ed & Judy
Huwer McGillvary, and his sister, Betty McGillvary, who passed
away on November 2nd.
Montie was a 1952 graduate of Mendon-Union High School and
served in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He
was employed at Goodyear in St. Marys for 17 years, then worked
24 years for Empire Family Restaurants, retiring as District Manager.
Montie later worked at St. Peter Neurological Center for 5 years.
A member of the Mendon First Church of God, Montie attended
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Liberty Township. He served 8 years
on the Mendon-Union School Board, and had been a member of
the Mendon Lions Club and the National Restaurant Association.
Montie was recently presented with his 60-year membership pin
as a Mason. He had belonged to Mendon Masonic Lodge #586
and later, Shanes Lodge #377 in Rockford.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, and playing cards. Montie was an avid
fan of all of his grandkid's and great-grandkid's sports functions.
Calling Hours are at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in
Mendon, on Saturday, November 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,
followed by the Funeral Service, beginning at 1:00. Pastor Robin
Owen will officiate.
Following the Service, Military Rites will be conducted at the Funeral
Home by Celina American Legion Post #210 and VFW Post #5713.
Burial will take place at a later date at Mendon Cemetery.
Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing
as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established
by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Memorial Contributions may be made to:
The Center for Neurological Development, P.O. Box 117, Burkettsville, 45310,
St. Paul Liberty Lutheran Church, 9380 Wabash Rd., Rockford, 45882,
or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, 45331.
Condolences can be expressed to Montie's family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com
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