Gilmore, Herschel "Skip"
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Herschel "Skip" Gilmore passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 10, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona. He was born on December 20th, 1941 in Jefferson City, Missouri to proud parents, Herschel and Norma Gilmore. They moved to Phoenix in 1953 where Herschel lived and went to school, eventually graduating from Arizona State University with a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. Herschel was a loyal and valuable employee of the Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department until he retired in 1998 after more than 25 years of service. Herschel married the love of his life, Angela Gilmore, on August 30th, 1968 and their love affair lasted nearly 45 years. Herschel is survived by his wife Angela, children Christopher (Thomas), Javier (Amna), and Melissa (Dewayne); grandchildren Allison, Mary, Amanda, Alexandra, Lily, and Chloe; and great-grandchild Larrisa. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 16th 2013, from 5-8PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 West Thunderbird Road Peoria, AZ. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 17th 2013 at 11AM at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 17111 West Bell Road Surprise, AZ with Burial Ceremony to be held at 2PM at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Avondale, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 14, 2013