Gilkeson, Thomas E.

Posted: Wed 3:34 PM, Apr 03, 2013
Funeral Home: Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel
Thomas E. Gilkeson, 78, of Marietta, OH passed away on April 2, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on April 11, 1934 in Millport, NY to the late Howard and Edna (Frank) Gilkeson. He worked as an iron worker for Union Local #787 for 45 years. Thomas dearly loved his family, playing his guitars, going to the Gilman United Methodist Church and meeting his friends for coffee.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. (Farmer); a daughter, Anita Omietanski (Mike); two sons, Tom Gilkeson (Jackie), Kenneth Gilkeson (Faith); four grandchildren, Welsey and Whitney Gilkeson, Eric and Leanne Omietanski. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Ellen; two brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike Street, Marietta, OH 45750. A memorial service is being planned for a later date at the Gilman United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4444 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH, 43017 or the Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Avenue, Marietta, OH 45750. Online condolences may be made at

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