William B. Gilmore
William B. Gilmore, 86, of Livingston, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on February 28, 2017, of diabetes. Bill was born in Newark, raised in East Orange, and moved to Livingston more than 62 years ago. He was a millwright, cabinet maker, and carpenter who practiced his craft for more than 64 years, and continued to observe the rule of “measure twice and cut once” right up to his retirement in 2016. He served his country in the United States Army, as a Weapons Certification Supervisor (Cpl.), he was based in Fairbanks, Alaska, before statehood, then known as the Territory of Alaska. He served terms as President and Vice President of Essex County Carpenters Union #1209. He also served on the Livingston High School Vo-Tech Advisory Council.
William is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia A., his sons Kenneth J. of Chatham, NJ and Robert M. of East Brunswick, NJ, and his two grandchildren, Kevin J. and Katherine E. Gilmore both of New York City.
Bill’s viewing will be on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4-8 at Bradley, Brough, and Dangler Funeral Home located at 299 Morris Avenue in Summit. Private interment services will be at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY, which dates back to the pre-civil war era of 1855 with the Gilmore family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be directed to Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006, ATTN: Student Scholarship Fund (Kevin Boyle, Director) or to the Scottish Terrier Club of America – (RTFund 501(c)(3) ATTN: L. Hill, 117 Creekwalk Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. For further information, or to send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
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