Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Harry J. Gilligan III President / Owner Funeral Director Embalmer

Being a native Cincinnatian, Harry attended All Saints Elementary and Moeller High Schools until graduating in 1971. He continued his education at St. Joseph College, Indiana, and Xavier University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1975. Harry completed his studies at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He is a fifth generation Gilligan within the funeral business, where he has provided service to families since 1977.

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Peter J. Gillingan Vice President / Owner Funeral Director Embalmer

Peter began his education by attending Indian Hill Schools from kindergarten until his graduation in 1976. He received his Bachelor's degree from Miami University in 1980 prior to his course of study at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in 1981. Pete also attended classes at Xavier University. He is a fifth generation funeral director, where he has continued his family's tradition since 1982.

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Matthew W. Rost Branch Manager Funeral Director Embalmer

A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Matt attended kindergarten through twelfth grade within the Indian Hill School system, graduating in 1974. He has attended Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he obtained his Bachelor's degree with honors. His artistic and technical skills have awarded him recognition and acknowledgement among his peers. Matt has been a branch manager with Gilligan Funeral Homes since 1990.

Harry J. Gilligan III

President / Owner Funeral Director Embalmer
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Being a native Cincinnatian, Harry attended All Saints Elementary and Moeller High Schools until graduating in 1971. He continued his education at St. Joseph College, Indiana, and Xavier University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1975. Harry completed his studies at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He is a fifth generation Gilligan within the funeral business, where he has provided service to families since 1977.

Peter J. Gillingan

Vice President / Owner Funeral Director Embalmer
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Peter began his education by attending Indian Hill Schools from kindergarten until his graduation in 1976. He received his Bachelor's degree from Miami University in 1980 prior to his course of study at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in 1981. Pete also attended classes at Xavier University. He is a fifth generation funeral director, where he has continued his family's tradition since 1982.

Matthew W. Rost

Branch Manager Funeral Director Embalmer
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A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Matt attended kindergarten through twelfth grade within the Indian Hill School system, graduating in 1974. He has attended Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he obtained his Bachelor's degree with honors. His artistic and technical skills have awarded him recognition and acknowledgement among his peers. Matt has been a branch manager with Gilligan Funeral Homes since 1990.