SCRANTON--John Gilmore 78, passed away after battling a long illness on April 1, 2013. Born on August 28th, 1934 in Bridgeport, CT. He lived most of his life in New York City before retiring to sunny Key West, Florida. John graduated Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. in 1953, where he played football as a halfback. He went on to attend Princeton University where he was a member of the Cottage club. He was a partner at Herbert L Jamison Insurance Co. in New York City, where he worked for 39 years prior to his retirement. He is survived by his wife Damaris Brewington Scranton, Son Max Scranton, Daughter Susannah Scranton, Grandson Dylan Whiteside, Stepson Ismael Arjune, wife Cathy Arjune and their son Xavier Arjune, Sister Sheila Childs and her husband William Childs, along with three nieces and their spouses.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 10, 2013