Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Vermont 'Montie' McGillvary
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 three children: Greg (Amy) McGillvary of Walled Lake, Michigan, and Lori (Jim) Bader and Kari (Chris) Cron of Celina, eight grandchildren: Hillary, Clay, Morgan, Brady, Kasey, Luke, Paige and Aaron, and three great grandkids: Landon, Reese and Ella.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty McGillvary, on November 2nd, and a brother and his wife: Ed & Judy Huwer McGillvary.
Montie was a 1952 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He had been employed at Goodyear in St. Marys for 17 years. Montie then worked 24 years for the Empire Family Restaurants and retired as District Manager. Later, he worked 5 years at the St. Peter Neurological Center.
A member of the Mendon First Church of God, Montie attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Liberty Township. Montie served 8 years on the Mendon-Union School Board. He had been a member of the Mendon Lions Club and the National Restaurant Association. He recently received his 60 year pin as a Mason, having had been a member of Mendon Masonic Lodge #586 and later, Shanes Lodge #377 in Rockford.
Montie enjoyed golf, fishing, and playing cards. He was an avid fan of his grandkid's and great-grandkid's sporting events.
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 American Legion Post #210 and VFW Post #5713 of Celina. Burial will be at a later date at Mendon Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Peter Neurological Center, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Liberty Township, or State of the Heart Care.
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.
Condolences can be expressed to Montie's family at
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