Robert Wayne “Bob” Gillogly
Rural Thorntown resident Robert Wayne “Bob” Gillogly passed peacefully in hospice on November 11, 2023. He was born June 24, 1950, to Miriam (Cramer) and Milton “Bill” Gillogly. Bob graduated from Waynetown High School in 1968 and Indiana State University in 1972. He married Patricia Dianne Daggy August 20, 1971.
He began his working career as Sporting Goods Manager for Woolworths in Castleton Square, Indianapolis, and later worked in customer service and account servicing, retiring from Frontier Communications in 2013. After retirement he and his wife followed his dream of opening Pan and Pantry, a farm-to-table restaurant in Thorntown, Indiana, where he pursued his love of baking and roasting coffee, often gifting friends with sourdough bread, cinnamon rolls and custom roasted coffee, until losing his eyesight.
Bob was a lifelong hunting and shooting sports enthusiast and gunsmith. He especially loved upland bird hunting with his beloved Brittanys and later supported American Brittany Rescue with a birthday fundraiser and transportation of rescued dogs. He also enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, herbalism and travel. He enjoyed travel and his vacations were often spent Great Lakes freighter watching. He was an avid reader and served on the Thorntown Public Library Board. He held a vast knowledge of classic rock and enjoyed searching out obscure bands and songs to add to his playlist.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Clouser (Crawfordsville) and Cheryl Cripe (Marietta, Georgia), two nephews, Jae Cripe (Oakland, California) and Nick Cripe (Elmandorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska) and one niece Lacey Bowan (Alexandria, Virginia).
A private celebration of his life is planned for a future date. Memorial tributes may be made to American Brittany Rescue (americanbrittanyrescue.org) in support of his love of the breed, Bosma Center for Visionary Solution (bosma.org), providing opportunities for Hoosiers who are blind.