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Marc H. Gillette

December 1, 1942 — June 24, 2024

Struthers

Struthers - Marc H. Gillette, 81, died June 24, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, in his home. 

Born December 1, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, Marc was a son of Harry and Germaine Blanc Gillette, who immigrated to the United States from Clet, France. Marc was very proud of his heritage and spent many years delving into the details of his family tree through extensive genealogy research. 

A graduate of Hubbard High School's Class of 1961, Marc went on to proudly serve in the United States Air Force. Following his military service and honorable discharge, he returned to the Mahoning Valley, where he made his home with his wife in Struthers. 

Marc worked as a crane operator for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, later rising to the position of supervisor, before the mill's closing. Marc finished his career as a bus driver for the Boardman Local Schools, retiring after 23 years. He found great joy in driving Bus 48 and was affectionately known by the students as "Mr. G." 

A man of strong faith, Marc was an active member of the former Word of Grace Church, where he taught Sunday School and shared his love for the Lord. Marc's life was guided by the scripture found in Philippians 4:6-7. 

Marc was passionate about classic films and quite the historian of both American and world history. In his leisure time, he enjoyed antiquing and cheering for the Cleveland Indians and Browns. Beyond all else, Marc found immense joy in being surrounded by family.

Marc is survived by his wife, the former Khadija Idrissia, whom he married March 17, 1979; children, Kelly Gillette of Boardman, Robin Gillette of Boardman, Marc Gillette of Poland, Brent (Sherry) Gillette of West Columbia, SC, Rita Williams of West Columbia, SC, and Mimi (Joe) Williams Conroy of Boardman; brother, James (Sherri) Gillette of Lincoln, NE; nine grandchildren, Brittany Bukovac, Emily Conroy, Allison (Ernst)Van den Akker, Samira Yohn, Joey Conroy, Kamille Yohn, Cameron Yohn, Brice Gillette, and Ethan Gillette; and nephew, Lou (Debra) Daus, III of Canfield.

In addition to his parents, Marc was preceded in death by siblings, Maurice Gillette and Claire Ansevin; and his dog, Samson, who he absolutely adored.

A private graveside service was held at the Poland Riverside Cemetery. There are no calling hours. 

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in Marc's name to Samaritan's Purse by visiting www.samaritanspurse.org.

Arrangements are by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home. Visit www.beckerobits.com to share memories and send condolences.

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