Harold "Bud" Gile
Harold “Bud” Gile, 85, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford, where he had been a resident for four months. Bud was born May 3, 1924 in Brooklyn, the son of Harry and Anna (Quinlin) Gile.
He graduated from Delhi High School in 1942.
Bud was proud to serve his country in the Army for three years in the Pacific Theater including the Philippines and New Guinea.
He came to Roxbury in 1946 as manager of Arbuckle’s Department Store.
In May of 1947 he married Marion Cronk.
When Arbuckle’s left Roxbury, Bud opened Bud’s Country Store and operated it for 29 years. He sold it to Al Vigna in 1977. He then worked as a salesman for Briggs Lumber Company for 16 years, retiring in 1994.
Bud was a member of the Gould Memorial Church, the Roxbury Fire Department, the Roxbury Masons, the American Legion and the Roxbury Senior Citizens Club.
Bud loved his family dearly. He enjoyed all sports especially fishing and golf.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Marion, and three children: Marge of Newark, N.Y., Steve and (Jan) of Cobleskill and Jim and (Debbie) of Graham, N.C. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother, Ed and (Petie) of Delhi and his sister, Jean Norberg, of Oneonta, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 11 at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Roxbury, with Rev. Richard Dykstra, officiating.
A committal service will be held at a later date in the Roxbury Cemetery.
No calling hours will be held at this time.
Donations in memory of Bud Gile can be made to the Gould Church or the Roxbury Fire Department.
Arrangements are by the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.