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Paul Henry Gailliot

June 3, 1927 ~ May 6, 2017 (age 89)

Age 89, of Mt. Lebanon, died on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Paul was born June 3, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended St. Kieran Grade School and Central Catholic High School. In 1945 he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and later that year transferred to the Marine Corps. After he was honorable discharged in 1948, he completed a veterans’ program earning his high school diploma from Taylor Allderdice High School. Paul then received a BBA and Master’s of Letters from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation he worked as an accountant for a number of companies and completed 25 years as an auditor with US F&G. After retirement, he became a school crossing guard for 15 years. Paul was a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post 156, a member of the Marine Corp League and the VFW. He was a life time member of the Loyal Order of Moose and long time member of the University Catholic Club. Paul was also a member of  various bowling leagues and golf groups and was a founding member of the 999 Ski Club. He was an active member of St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon for 51 years, where he served as an usher, money counter and apple pie maker. Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” McGinley Gailliot; his son, Michael Gailliot (Therese); his granddaughter, Leah Gailliot Hock (Clifford); his nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at St. Bernard Church on THURSDAY, May 11, 2017, from 11:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bernard Angel Fund, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 or to Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, 144 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. 


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