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Forrest Richard Gilmore


1922 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Forrest Richard Gilmore Obituary

August 25, 1922 - March 21, 2015 Born in Cisco, Texas to Giralda Schenk Gilmore & Forrest Everett Gilmore, passed away peacefully in Carmichael, California after a short illness. Survived by his daughter & grand-daughter, Martha & Katherine Gilmore and ex-wife Jewel. Predeceased by two children, Margaret & Robert Gilmore, his brother, Glen Gilmore, and twin sisters, Jean Cheeves and Joan Crum. Forrest obtained his Ph.D. in 1951 in Physics from CalTech. A theoretical physicist and an authority on the chemistry of air, reentry physics, and the effects of nuclear bursts; he was a senior physicist at The Rand Corporation from 1953-1971 and a founding member of R & D Associates (later Logicon & Northrup Grumann), & a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He lived in Santa Monica for many years until moving in 2013 to be close to his daughter in the Sacramento area. Forrest's passions included international folk dance (teaching & leading) & current events. He was an avid reader & was particularly interested in economic, environmental & social justice issues. A brilliant man, he was also kind and generous; always willing to go the extra mile for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by many.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 29, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016
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