JOHN F. GILLON, CDR, USN
John Gillon '20
Date of birth: September 21, 1896
Date of death: May 7, 1937
From the 1920 Lucky Bag:
He was survived by his wife, Eileen, and two daughters, Marie and Nancy.
From Marie's obituary:
Her father, John Francis Gillon, was a graduate of the US Naval Academy and had a distinguished military career as a pilot in the US Navy. Her mother Eileen, sister Nancy, and she moved often, mostly in the east and west coasts of the United States, to be where Lt. Commander Gillon was stationed.
In 1937, her father died when the airplane he was flying off the USS Saratoga crashed into the ocean during military maneuvers. Eileen, Nancy, and Marie then moved to the family home in Rhode Island, and after one year drove back across the country to reside in Point Loma, San Diego.
Marie was a member of the WAVES during WWII; she included it on her headstone sixty years later.
Memorial Hall Error
Memorial Hall has his rank as CDR; all references found (and his headstone) are LCDR.