Gillis, James

July 28, 1936 -November 30, 2003

Story from the Quilt:
He donated his body for research purposes to hopefully at some time find a cure for cancer. He died of lung cancer. His corneas were used and now two people can see because of his donation. His square is made from his special red tie that he wore everywhere when he was dressed to go out to church and special places. I feel that participating in this project helps me to deal better with knowing that this is what he would want me to do. Since his death, I too, have become an organ donor.

Annette Gillis,
James’ wife