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




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