Ronald M. Gilliland, 57, discovered his love for the ocean after the waves washed over his feet

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Ronald M. Gilliland
Ronald M. Gilliland

Ronald M. Gilliland, of Leland, died Oct. 13, 2015, due to unforeseen complications of his cancer. He was 57.

His is survived by Patricia Gilliland and their three daughters, Lindsay, Lilly and Lexi, all of Leland. He is also survived by Ryan Gilliland and Breah Vetter and his mother, Goldie Deeter, of Cochranton, Pennsylvania as well as his stepsister, Cindy Adams.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Gilliland and his stepfather, Jacob Deeter. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gary and John; sister, Sue; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Ron discovered his love for the ocean in 2000 after letting the waves wash over his feet for the first time. Since then he spent as many hours as he could on the shore fishing, swapping stories and enjoying the sea.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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