Dennis Marvin Gilmore, MD
Seattle - Dr. Dennis Marvin Gilmore, DO, Captain USN, Ret passed away April 10, 2021 at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. While covid protocols prohibited visits, he was supported by and was appreciative of the world-class medical environment and staff.
Dennis was born January 29, 1943 in Detroit to father Marvin Gilmore and mother Theresa Szymanski. His brother Gordon also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Marianne Stillings Gilmore, step daughters Rebecca Turpin and Katie Allaire, first spouse Susan Boyce O'Toole and their son Michael Gilmore, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and their families. He leaves behind innumerable former patients whom he served as their physician-a role he cherished.
Dennis was educated at Wayne State University, achieving his first degree in Pharmacy. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Officer Candidate School and accompanied the U.S. Marines in Da Nang, Republic of South Vietnam. He changed career course thereafter, graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University and was recommissioned into the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. While on active duty, Dennis later earned a Master's degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. During his 23 year Navy career he served at Naval Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, California; Puget Sound Naval Medical Center, Bremerton, Washington; Pearl Harbor Naval medical Clinic, Oahu, Hawaii; Naval Medical Center, Pensacola, Florida; and Whidbey Island Naval Hospital.
Following his retirement from active duty, Dennis joined the medical staff of Group Health Permanente, Silverdale, caring for patients until a final retirement in 2002. While Dennis could no longer participate in sports himself, he found joy thereafter in donating his time, reading historical works, and avidly following his Michigan State Spartans and the Seattle Seahawks. He is and will be missed.
Published by Kitsap Sun from May 11 to May 12, 2021.