Lee Tyler Gillette, II

Lee Tyler Gillette II died in Modesto, California Dec. 10. He was 60.

Gillette was born in Livermore to parents, Lee and Delores Gillette. He was raised in Livermore, and after marrying, he moved to Salida, California, to raise his family. He received his degree in criminal justice and worked for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 25 years as a police sergeant. Gillette also served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for 30 years, obtaining the rank of master sergeant. In 2007-2008, in the midst of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was deployed overseas with the U.S Army's 54th Military Police Company. During his deployment in Iraq, Lee was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his meritorious service and heroism while in combat.

Gillette was an extraordinary person, a devoted family man, a dedicated soldier and a friend to many. A captivating personality with a wonderful sense of humor, he delighted and charmed all those who were lucky enough to have known him.

Gillette was preceded in death by his father, Lee Gillette. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Gillette; son, Shane Gillette; daughter, Jessica Gillette; mother, Delores Gillette; mother-in-law, Sandra Wycinowski; sisters, Barbara Clark and Paula Kutscher; sister-in law, Christine Wycinowski; and brothers, Jimmy Gillette, Ronald Gillette, and wife Marsha; Michael Gillette ,and wife Debbie; Paul Roddan, and wife Lynn; godson, Ronald Gillette,II and wife, Katie; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life services will be held Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore, California. A reception will follow at Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore, California. Uniforms are encouraged. A private burial will take place at a later date.