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Herbert C. Gore


1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
HERBERT C. GORE Herbert C. Gore was born October 16, 1920. He passed peacefully at home in Riverside, CA on May 16, 2016. He was affectionately known as Popeye. He had been looking forward to being reunited with his wife of 66 years Vivian, who passed in 2013. He was also preceded in death by his mother Florence Gore, brother Leroy Glidden, his sister-in-law Lucille Walker, daughters-in-law Ann Gore & Ellen Gore and grandson John Alden Gore. Popeye was a Veteran of WWII, Korea & Vietnam. At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Air Force he had achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel, had flown 85 combat missions and among numerous medals he received the Bronze Star with "V" Device for Valor while serving in Vietnam. The honor of serving was also shared by 2 of his sons in Vietnam. A True "HERO" and "PATRIOT" for his family and his country. Popeye and Vivian were very active in The Order of Eastern Star for over 40 years, primarily in Chowchilla, CA, before moving back to Riverside to be closer to family. Popeye is survived by 3 sons, John (Charlotte) Gore, Robert Gore, and James (Shelly) Gore; grandchildren Jason (Jessica) Gore, Kym (Mark) Bauman and Seth Gore; and great grandchildren Ashley & Hailey (Gore), Kyndal (Arnold), Ashley (Seebold), Elly (Parsons) and Luke (Bauman). "SPECIAL" Thanks and much love to Kat Legault, Popeye and Mom's main caregiver. "We could not have done this without your help and sacrifice!" Sincere thanks to Ashley Lipton for her unfailing good humor as one of Popeye's great aides. In Honor of Popeye's wishes, the family would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either of the following: Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, Ca 92518, (951) 689-1011 or El Cerritos Middle School (Military Appreciation Day), 7610 El Cerrito Rd., Corona, Ca 92881 (951) 736-3216. Also thanks to Irma Velasquez (Social Worker) for her help in acquiring additional help from the V.A. Also to GHC Hospice staff for treating Popeye as if he were part of your own family. Services to be held at Arlington Mortuary, 9645 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, at 10:45 am, May 25, 2016. Commitment Ceremony to follow, Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area 5, Commitment Shelter G. Thanks to Doni Daudel for performing Popeye's service. You are a comfort to us in this time of sadness and reflection. Escort to be provided by Patriot Guard Motorcycle group. We are honored by your commitment to all Veterans.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on May 22, 2016
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