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Luke Erin Gilroy

1983 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Luke Erin Gilroy Obituary
October 6, 1983 - June 24, 2017 Luke Erin Gilroy took his last breath in his home in San Pedro, CA, on June 24, 2017 in the arms of his wife, Meredith Blount, and surrounded by his parents, Tom and Barbara, and sister, Georgia Gilroy, and their dog, Gaia. He was 33. Luke graduated Mira Costa High School as valedictorian in 2001, and Dartmouth College as magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Academic All-Ivy in 2005. He then joined Fidelity's Fixed Income Division where he worked for 8 years, during which time he became one of the youngest research analysts in the division's history. Luke's love for surfing and hiking informed his passion for the environment, which was only superseded by how much he cared for his fellow man. This inspired Luke's interests in public policy, which led him to earn an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy in March 2016. At every juncture, Luke made lifelong friends because he had a gentle soul that radiated light. In October 2015, Luke met Meredith, the love of his life and soulmate, and somehow this union made him shine even brighter. They were inseparable, and their love for one another was immediate and everlasting. In addition to his wife, parents and sister, Luke leaves behind three nephews, dozens of aunts and uncles, cousins and in-laws and a legion of friends from around the world who treasured his sincerity, humility, compassion, quiet intelligence, sly humor, and the drive and dedication he exhibited in all his pursuits. A memorial paddle-out will be held Saturday, July 15 at 10 AM at the base of 45th Street in Manhattan Beach, CA where Luke learned to surf, followed by a party at Luke's home to celebrate his life. Those wishing to honor Luke may donate to The Pine Street Inn in Boston, MA, or volunteer at a local food bank or soup kitchen.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 1 to July 3, 2017
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