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Scott Gillespie, 65, of Indiana, died Sunday, April 17, 2022 at his home.

Born on January 25, 1957, Scott was the son of the late Woodrow and Madelyn Gillespie.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1978 and his Bachelor of Science in 1985 in Secondary Education – Biology, both from IUP. Mr. Gillespie retired from the Apollo-Ridge School District in June 2018 after 33 years of teaching. Throughout his career, he was a baseball head coach for 17 years and a football assistant coach for 13 years. He was a 1995 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Faculty of Education and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Outstanding Educator for Excellence in Education. After retirement, he worked for PennDOT as a CDL driver and flagman. In his free time he writes, performs and records his own music.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Madelyn Gillespie of Blairsville, two sisters, Donna Townsend of Lakeland, Florida; Dolores Callahan and her husband, Fr. Michael of Trout Run, Pennsylvania; brother, Steven Gillespie of Longmont, Colorado and special friend, Carol Robertson of Austin, Texas. He is further remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received Friday, April 22, 2022, from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m., with Pastor Mark Heckman officiating at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA.

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery at the convenience of the family at a later date.

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