The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs notes, with sadness, the loss of long-time employee Ed Gillespie who died on Feb. 15, 2018. A 14-year veteran of the division’s Preservation Maintenance team, Gillespie advanced from the position of maintenance mechanic to maintenance supervisor, and finally, to physical-plant maintenance superintendent during his career with the agency. The holder of a master’s license in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, Gillespie was named the Delaware Department of State’s 2014 Employee of the Year for his efforts in managing concurrent electrical emergencies at two division-administered sites.
Originally from Hagerstown, Md., Gillespie grew up in New Castle, Del. and later lived in north Wilmington for 25 years where he worked in residential maintenance-management. The son of a state-government trades professional, one of his first jobs was as a trades-helper in plumbing for the Delaware Department of State during the 1970s. In recent years, he and his family lived in Clayton, Del.
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