James R. Gilmore, 88, of Greensburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Hempfield Manor. He was born March 9, 1931 in Woodcock, a son of the late Raymond and Gladys (Flick) Gilmore. Prior to retirement he had been a civil engineering teacher and later the evening school supervisor for the Central Westmoreland Vocational Tech School. He attended Armbrust Wesleyan Church for 30 years, where he was a Sunday school teacher. James was a Navy veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of Kiwanis Club in New Stanton and N.T.M.A. where he served as coordinator of training programs. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and was dedicated to his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Gilmore; a brother, Richard Gilmore; a sister, Joyce Clark; and a niece, Susan Gilmore. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha M. (Hatch) Gilmore; 3 daughters, Deborah Elwood and husband Brad, of Greensburg, Pamela Fraicola and husband Richard, of Youngwood, and Melissa Kocinski and husband Edward, of Indiana; a daughter-in-law, Faith Gilmore, of Dubois; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marilyn Turner and husband James, of Jackson Center, and Darlene Gilmore, of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 PM Tuesday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. Timothy Wolfe and Gregory Rounds co-officiating. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum with full military honors accorded by VFW Post #33 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingtrout. www.kingtrout.org/partner www.bachafh.com
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