Deborah A. Gillung, 74, of Brookville, died early Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at her home following a courageous 15 year battle with cancer. During her battle she never complained and always remained optimistic.
Born in Sigel on February 2, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Henry Cook, Sr. and Clara Spooner Cook.
After graduating from Brookville High School she attended Robert Morris Junior College.
She spent approximately 20 years as County Auditor; she then retired from Eldred Township as the secretary. Currently she wasserving as Eldred Township Tax Collector.
She was a member of the FOE #983 Ladies Auxiliary and was involved in politics for many years.
Those surviving include her son, Tim (Amy) Gillung; her daughter, Amber (Brett) Siar; her brothers, James (Linda) Cook and Phillip (Bonnie) Cook; her grandchildren, Corinne, Blake and Ella Siar and Carter Gillung; as well as her pets, Charlie and Cricket.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Cook, Jr. and her companion, Ernie McPherson; and the father of her children, Don Gillung.
Her family will receive friends on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 2-4PM & 6-8PM at Furlong Funeral Home, 50 Broad St., Summerville, Pa. with an additional hour on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 10-11AM prior to the funeral service.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11AM with Pastor Steven Kornbau of Brookville Zion Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Sigel, Jefferson County.
Her family requests donations are made to the charity of one’s choice.
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