James Roy “Jimmy” Gillian has died

By | April 21, 2014

355SOMERS POINT, N.J. — James Roy Gillian, “Jimmy”, 57, of Somers Point, NJ passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.

He was born August 28, 1956 in Somers Point to Jean (nee Young) and Roy Gillian.

Jimmy was a graduate of Ocean City High School class of 1974.

He was the former owner of Gillian’s Island Water Park and Adventure Golf on the boardwalk in Ocean City.

He was a proud member of Ocean City Lodge # 171 F. & A. M. and former member of IAAPA.

He was predeceased by his brother: John David Gillian and step-father: David Simpson.

Surviving are his son: Ryan and daughter: Lauren both of West Chester, Pa, wife: Betsy Belleville Gillian of Somers Point, his mother: Jean Simpson, father and step-mother: Roy and Pat Gillian all of Ocean City, two brothers: Steve of Florida and Jay and Michele Gillian of Ocean City.

A Masonic Funeral Service by Ocean City Lodge will be offered Wednesday at 12 noon immediately followed by his funeral service at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, N.J. where friends may call from 10:00 until time of service.

Burial will follow Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.

The family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to the John David Gillian Memorial Scholarship, c/o Ocean City High School, 5th Street at Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.

Condolences, Flower and Information godfreyfuneralhome.com.