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Gilmore, Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon Gilmore (Bob or Gil), 77, of Covina, California, died May 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born on December, 2, 1936, in Pico Rivera, the son of late Francis and Hansen Gilmore. He was the only son of four siblings.
Robert was raised in Baldwin Park California where he graduated from Baldwin Park High School in 1955. He attended Mount San Antonio College and worked for Crawely's in Baldwin Park.
Robert joined the
in 1958 where he flew helicopters and was stationed in many different countries throughout Europe. Upon his honorable discharge from the army
he joined the Los Angeles Police Department and graduated from the Police Academy in February of 1960.
Gil worked many assignments during his tour as an LAPD
officer and retired in February of 1989 from Detective Head Quarters Division as a Detective III/Sergeant from the specialized unit: SIS (Special Investigation Section). While with the LAPD he met and married Ramona Whiles in June of 1962 and they had two beautiful daughters and a son. Robert then met the love of his life Luana Chance, married her, and together had three handsome sons and one daughter. Robert was known for his love of life, his great sense of humor, and his long conversations with everyone who would listen. He was a superb chef in the kitchen and an artist at heart. He was always busy with projects around the house (laying brick) and was constantly working on his mosaic tile stepping stones and detailed Christmas decorations. He had a love for the ocean and a collection of sea memorabilia that anyone would notice when entering his home. Robert is survived by his daughters, Terry, Jennifer and Stacey; sons Jim, Steve and Larry; 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sisters Pam and Cindy; 11 nieces and nephews; brother in laws Bruce and Doug and his sister in law Diane Chance. Robert was preceded in death by his son Scott Gilmore, his beautiful wife Luana and his sister Cheryl.
A service will be held on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora California.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on May 14, 2014
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"Bob, I will be forever grateful to you for how you looked..."
- Diane Strollo
"To Stacey, Teri, Jennifer and the rest of Bob's family and..."
- Lisa Whiles-Kochevar
"Dear Bob and family It seems like it was yesterday that..."
- Jose and Lisa Barajas
"Dearest Dad, I wanted to say that I love you and I miss you..."
- Stacey Vandersall
"To my Bro, my cooking partner, to miss our Sunday calls..."
- Pam Gilmore Formby
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My Mom and Bob in the early 90s. I don't ever remember seeing him without that giant smile on his face.
My Dad and Uncle Bob at their last visit earlier this year. I think they knew it would be their last time together.
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