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(April 16, 1924 – March 19, 2013)

Dr. Thomas Gillespie, 88, of Midland, died at the Toni & Trish House on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Thomas was born on April 16, 1924, in Winnipeg, Canada to the late Mr. and Mrs. William Gillespie. On May 4, 1945 he married his sweetheart Victoria Hrynchuck in Winnipeg. They have been happily married for 68 years.Dr. Gillespie received his Phd and Dsc from Kings College, The University of London. Thomas served in the Canadian Navy. The Gillespies moved to Midland in 1957. In 1962 Dr. Gillespie assumed leadership of the Fundamentals Research Section of the Plastics Production Department in Dow?ÇÖs Midland Division. He was a Professor of Physics at and co-founder of SVSU. He also loved gardening and was an avid golfer. Thomas is survived by his loving wife Victoria; son, Terry (Kathleen) Gillespie; grandchildren Booker and Lisa (John Anderson); 3 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Kelly. A Memorial Service will be held at First Methodist Church in Midland on April 5, 2013 at 11:00 am with Reverend Dr. Charles Keyworth officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 until the time of the service.Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly is assisting the family.Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com