Richard A. Gilling

July 6, 1931 - December 19, 2016

Richard Allan Gilling, 85, a resident of Bokeelia, FL for the past 16 years, formerly of NJ and Big Pine Key, FL passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 in Bokeelia. He was born July 6, 1931 in Newark, NJ to William and Marie Gilling, now deceased.

Richard was one of a kind. After coming back from Korea he worked in pre-engineered roofing on many big projects. He had the “Can Do Attitude”, always working on something. He took care of 400 plus mango trees in Bokeelia, FL. After the Marines he remained very active with his brothers. He built a several monuments in Cape Coral. The pinnacle of his live was building the H -7 monument in Quantico. He lived his life to the fullest.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hansen of Bokeelia; three loving children, Brian Gilling of Milford, NJ, Diane Gilling of Cape Coral, FL and Lisa Ann Gilling of Hillsborough, NJ; six grandchildren, Brian Jr., Jessica, Doug Jr., Dillon, Jamie and Luke; as well as five great grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Gilling; as well as two brothers, Bill and Don Gilling.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Chaplain Dale Carson officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory Richard Allan Gilling are suggested to either Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or to The Wounded Warrior Anglers of America,

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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