Father of CD Chapter Member Brent Gillam
GREEN ISLAND Paul L. "Butts" Gillam passed from this life, at his home on May 14, 2022, at the age of 81. Born in Cohoes on January 8, 1941, Paul was the son of the late Francis E. "Frenchie" Gillam and Flora (McNab) Gillam Rootes. He resided in Green Island for much of his life and had also resided in Daytona, Fla. in the 1960s. He retired to his camp in Willsboro, N.Y. following his career as a plumber-pipefitter at the former Ford Motor Company Plant in Green Island. Paul was a trustee and skilled trade representative for UAW Local 930. He was also the assistant stationary engineer in the Guilderland Wadsworth Center. He was a member of the Friends of Bill W. Paul enjoyed fishing, traveling and the outdoors. He loved the times spent at the lodge in Alaska and in Cape Canaveral, Fla. in the winter months. He was the husband of Mary Littlejohn Gillam; father of the late Bruce A. Gillam whose wife Terri survives of Willsboro, Paul Gillam Jr. of Green Island, Mary Bryant of Green Island, Brent (Leigh) Gillam of Queensbury and Cheryl Gillam of Green Island; brother of Glenn (Karen) Gillam of Las Vegas; and grandfather of Bruce "Bud" (Maryann) Gillam Jr., Bethany (Scott) Thurston, Richard Bryant, Anthony Bryant, Raema Gillam, Autumn Gillam, Caroline Gillam and Alison Gillam. He is also survived by his six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and many AA friends in Alaska, Florida and New York. A service will be held for Paul on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet following which, he will be buried in St. Agnes Cemetery in Cohoes. Friends are invited to attend the service and may also visit with Paul's family on Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Paul was proud to have been a multiple gallon blood donor and in recognition of this his family suggests monetary donations, in his memory, be made to the American Red Cross, 33 Everett Road, Albany, NY, 12205 or online at redcross.org/donate Visit parkerbrosmemorial.com to leave a message of sympathy and for driving directions.
FUNERAL HOME: Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, NY
May, 19 2022
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
Published by Albany Times Union on May 17, 2022.
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