Andrew S. Gillinson

Andrew S. Gillinson, 65 of Lancaster, PA passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in his home in Lancaster, PA.

Born Thursday, August 5, 1948 in Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom, he was the son of the late Roy Gillinson and Joan Keatman Gillinson.

He was a graduate of Brandeis University.

Surviving are brothers, David Gillinson and Alexander Gillinson, a sister, Heather Campbell; partner Sharon Fenster of Peekskill, NY; niece Adrianne Schwab and nephew Oliver Gillinson.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date to be announced.

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  • Another of Andy’s many friends, from the Baltimore Skydivers Club days, saddened to learn of his passing. Always the gentleman with the bright intellect, Andy will surely be missed by all whose lives he touched and influenced. My sincerest condolences to his entire family. Nothing but blue skies for you now Andy. May we hook up there once again, to share another smile. Rw In Peace.

  • I’m very saddened to hear of the passing of my longtime friend Andrew. We spent many hours enjoying and laughing about all the curve balls life throws at you. He was a unique and positive force. I will miss my friend. I’d appreciate a phone call to 215-260-0557 from Sharon or the family. Thank you, Jonathan

  • I never met Andrew but we have been friends online for many years. He was a great person – extremely intelligent, passionate about politics and injustice with a good sense of humor, an excellent writer and a supportive friend. What a terrible loss – my heart goes out to his friends and family.

  • Just seen this very sad news on line.
    To all the family I send my condolences.
    David, Alex and Heather do please keep in touch.
    We have not been in contact for an awful long time.
    Love and best wishes,
    Paul Gillinson

    • Paul, just getting around to responding. Thanks for contacting us. Yes, let’s please keep in touch. Hope to visit England in the not too distant future.

  • So sorry for your loss, just a few months ago we met on facebook, and we were enjoying each others posts…. who knows, I may have jumped with him in the last 43 years…. but maybe some day we will meet in “Blue Skies Andrew”

  • Only made one jump with Andy. First 8 man over Woodbine MD in 1974. Hooked back up with him a couple of years ago on Facebook. RIP and blue skies Andy! Condolences to family and friends.

  • rest in peace, my dear, dear friend. i didnt even know that you were ill. you will be sorely missed!!

  • Free to fly, to play in the sky. With friends or alone. Feeling truly alive. For those brief moments that we all strive, you my friend have the rest of time

  • Dear Andy, I’m so very sorry you are gone. You were my very Dear Friend on FB and I really enjoyed our conversations. I will miss our many talks about Family and life in general. RIP Andy, you’re in a better place and I know for sure your trials are over. Peace and Light be with you forever. I know you are happy to see your Mum once again. I’ll see you one day too. Peace-Light-Love and Blue Skies forever Andy…I’m sure gonna miss you Andy

  • My condolences to Sharon and Andy’s family. Sad news of his passing. He was a man of deep thought and emotion, sharp wit and candor. A brother skydiver. May your fond remembrances of his life sustain you during this time. God Bless. Blue Skies, Andy.

  • Andrew, never meet you in person, but enjoyed visiting with you online, was hoping to skydive with you in the near future, but that will have to wait until I can fly in the big, blue heavens with you, you are missed, Blue Skies and Gentle Breezes my Friend

  • Im sad for your lose, i have new since the late 70s we made many jumps together, he will be missed

  • We are so sorry for your loss, please keep us informed of any memorial services planned. Andy, my husband and I have been friends since the late 70’s. Our sincere condolences.

    Pat and Tom Forsythe

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