Benjamin James Gillett
November 15, 1937 ‒ June 11, 2020
Benjamin James Gillett, age 82, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marshall, Michigan on November 15, 1937 to the late Lowell and Dolores (McNutt) Gillett.
Ben graduated from Jackson High School in 1955 and then attended Eastern Michigan University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business. He was a member of the Fredericktown Presbyterian Church for over 20 years, and a member of the York Masonic Lodge, and Aladdin Temple Shriners Medical Unit. Ben owned and operated Gillett Associates in Columbus, Ohio for 48 years.
Ben enjoyed sailing, golf, fishing, hunting, and making homemade wine. Most of all Ben loved being around his loving family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Esther (Hire) Gillett; Children, Pamela Gillett, Paul (Deb) Gillett, Karen (Steve) Caserta, Linda (John) Wright; grandchildren, Michelle (Ross) Boesch, Alex Tuller, Kelsey Ewing, Rachel Caserta, Christina Caserta, Sarah Gillett; great-grandchildren, Felicity and Amelia Boesch; a sister, Beverly (Larry) Vines-Haynes; several nieces and nephews.
A special thanks goes to the doctors and nurses at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Along with his parents, Ben is preceded in death by his sister, Janet Barron.
Due to the pandemic, no services will be observed at this time. Pastor Christine Burns will officiate the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Fredericktown Presbyterian church; 17 S Main St, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 or James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute; 460 W 10th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
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