Dr. Harry L. Gilmore, Jr.
unknown - December 7, 2012
Respected physician, U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran, and Man of Letters, Harry L. Gilmore, Jr., of Wynwood in Manlius, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. He was 95 years old.
Retired after 50 years in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, Harry served as an early medical director for Planned Parenthood and was a tireless advocate for women’s health. He often spoke of the practice of medicine as a healing art and deep privilege.
Ever a man of his era, Harry was a proud graduate of Hamilton College (1939) and Syracuse Medical College (1943), an avid golfer and fisherman, a ceaseless wit, a robust singer and gifted storyteller. He was a person of deep personal faith. He also loved a good breakfast and lively company. He could be found every morning at Dave’s Diner at the corner table with his gang of fellows. He will be deeply missed and remembered always.
He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Blocksidge Gilmore, his parents, Dr. Harry L. Gilmore and Dorothy Lewis Gilmore, and a brother, Dr. George Gilmore. He is survived by two sons, Lou Martin and Stephen Gilmore, three grandchildren, Chandra Gilmore, Nathanael Gilmore, and Harry McCandless, as well as a deeply devoted circle of friends.
For a guestbook, please visit scheppfamily.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, Manlius, or to Crouse Health Foundation, 4 Irving North.