Walter (Walt) Gilmore entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday July 7, 2020. Walt was the beloved husband of Marion with whom they shared 64 beautiful years together.
He was the loving Dad of Debbie Hook and her husband Don of Lancaster, PA.
Walter (Scott) Gilmore and his wife Lisa of Wyckoff, and Brad Gilmore and his wife Sonia of Wayne.
Walt was known as “Grandpa” to Heidi Brandt and her husband Patrick, Sarah Hook, Rebecca Gilmore, Evan Gilmore, Justin Gilmore, Jason Gilmore, and Noah Gilmore. He was also blessed to be known as “Great Grandpa” to Tyler and Kaitlyn Brandt.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
Walt is predeceased by his mother Edith Gilmore, father Ambrose Gilmore, and two brothers Ambrose Gilmore and John Gilmore.
Walt served his country with honor, in the United States Army serving in the Korean War, beginning November 23, 1951 and received honorable discharge as Corporal on Sept 11, 1953. Walt’s time was spent in the Artillery at the “White Sands” Proving Ground and was also trained as a member of the First Guided Missile Group. During his time of service he received the “National Defense Service Medal”.
At Walt retired from Blue Circle RAIA Inc. At an early age Walt’s father passed away and he demonstrated his love for his family by leaving school in the 6th grade to work on a farm to help support his family. He retired from Blue Circle Inc., a Concrete and Concrete Aggregates Company, where he was a Truck and Heavy Equipment Mechanic.
He was a long time faithful member of the Ponds Reformed Church. He served on numerous church committees and was always ready to give a helping hand as needed. Along with Marion, he went on numerous mission trips to help those who were in need.
Walt was truly a family man; he enjoyed family gatherings and loved spending time at the family farm house at Westcolang Lake in Pennsylvania. There you would find him busy fixing things, painting, or sitting on the seat of the tractor cutting the fields, or giving tractor rides to his family.
Walt also enjoyed woodworking and made many pieces of furniture for his home. He also enjoyed hunting with other family members as well as walking the fields hunting small game, like turkey, and of course spending a week hunting during deer rifle season.
During the summer months you could find Walt out in his vegetable garden tending to his plants. He loved to share his various vegetables with his family and neighbors, but his favorites were cucumbers, tomatoes, and arugula.
Walt will be dearly missed by everyone who’s life he touched and will be loved and remembered by all those who were near and dear to him.