VIERA, FL - James Kruse Gilson passed away in Viera, Florida on April 9, 2016, after a long period of declining health. He was born in Waterbury, Ct, on August 15, 1931, to Henry and Hilda Kruse Gilson.
Jim graduated from UMaine in 1957 where he met his wife, Gwenyth Bryant Gilson, formerly of Bangor, ME. He received a BS in mechanical engineering. They resided in Groton, MA.
He leaves his wife Gwen of Brunswick, ME and Viera, FL; sons Jim Gilson, of Palm Springs and San Francisco, CA, and Tom Gilson of Brunswick, ME; and grandchildren, Henry Danforth Gilson and Riley Bryant Gilson of Topsham, ME.
A memorial service will be held at the Groton Country Club, Groton, MA on June 18, 2016, 2-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may made to Veterans Inc, 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605. www.veteransinc.org/donations/