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Capt. Thomas Gilchrist

September 1, 1934 August 13, 2018
Capt. Thomas Gilchrist
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Obituary for Capt. Thomas Gilchrist

Capt. Thomas Gilchrist, 83, died Monday, August 13, 2018. Born in Newark, he lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny in 1976. Capt. Gilchrist worked as a pilot for Pan American World Airways flying 747 aircrafts internationally for over 30 years before retiring 27 years ago. He served in the Strategic Air Command for the United States Air Force for 8 years during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A devoted Catholic, he will be remembered in everyone’s heart forever for his generosity, kindness, fight, freedom and faith. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Patricia ( nee Fitzpatrick ), the devoted father of Thomas, John, William and Ruth, the cherished grandfather of Julia, Allison, Valerie and Sheila, the doting great-grandfather of Zayne and Ria, the dear brother of William Gilchrist, Irene Freitag and Carol Volpe, the loving son-in-law of Antoinette Fitzpatrick and the adored uncle of 41 nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Parow Funeral Home 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Saturday, August 18th at 9 a.m. thence to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington for the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. The family will receive friends on Friday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made to Wounded Warrior Project ,P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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4:00 PM 8/17/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/17/2018 8:00:00 PM
Parow Funeral Home

185 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Parow Funeral Home
185 Ridge Road North Arlington 07031 NJ
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 8/18/2018 10:00:00 AM
Queen of Peace Church

186 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Queen of Peace Church
186 Ridge Road North Arlington 07031 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum Final Resting Place

340 Ridge Rd.
North Arlington, NJ 07031

340 Ridge Rd. North Arlington 07031 NJ
United States

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