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Died at his home in Springfield, VA, on January 12, 2019. A native of New Haven, CT, he graduated Hopkins Grammar School, '61 and Yale University, '65. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra Mitchell Wilmore, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He loved people and devoted his professional life to teaching and social service, most recently at the Northwest Settlement House in Washington, DC.  A Life Celebration will take place in Washington on Saturday, February 2. Contact [email protected] for details. Memorials donations may be made to Ronald R. Wilmore Scholarship Fund, Hopkins School, 986 Forest Rd., New Haven, CT 06515 or Northwest Settlement House, 1739 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20002.
Published by The Washington Post on Jan. 27, 2019.
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Sandy - Never did I know that moving into our first home in Springfield, that I would also have the best neighbors in the world. Ron was the first to greet us, welcome us and make us his friends. I am forever thankful to you and him for making it so easy to live in our sweet little neighborhood, and so very hard to leave when we moved. So thankful to you and Ron for that lasting friendship, and we will always treasure that, and we are always here for you dear Sandy. Love, Cindy & John
March 12, 2019
Sandra, as you grieve the lost of your husband, I hope you will find comfort and peace in knowing that so many people are praying for you and your family.
Betty Mikesell
February 10, 2019
I met Ron in 1955,in Brookside in New Haven. We were friends for 63 years. We loved each other and would share some good laughs over the phone. I would call him every year for his birthday. This year, I was 3 days late and thought about calling him today. I received the sad news from his wife, Sandy. Matt and I gave her our condolences and told her how much we loved him. I'm really sad today.

Evelyn Miller Lopes and Matthew Lopes
Evelyn Lopes
February 5, 2019
We were boyhood friends at Sheridan Junior High School in New Haven He was already a shining star( and not a bad ball player!! Bruce Lev
February 4, 2019
I am forever grateful for Mr. Wilmore's guidance and inspiration as my seventh grade teacher. I consider myself very lucky to have known him and learned from him.
Edward Maguire
February 2, 2019
To Sandra and Family. We would like to express our sincere sympathy for the passing of your husband and family member.
Class of 1963, Cobb Avenue High School
January 29, 2019
To: Sandra and Family. I share your loss. I too was a recipient of Ron's Love and Friendship. Although the memories remain, he will be missed. You will be in my prayers.
Ronald Boyd
January 28, 2019
I know nothing about Ron after high school; I doubt he would even have remembered my name. But I can tell you, as a member of the class just behind his, that as a student at Hopkins Ron was one of the great ones, a hero to many of us, intelligent, kind, gentle, a sort of moral authority. These memories of him have not faded in over fifty years.
Michel Choban
January 28, 2019
Sandra, You have my deepest Sympathy! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Wendell Boyd
January 27, 2019
Ron's love, commitment and devotion to books and his book club will always be remembered. We will miss you and your lively contributions. Rest in loving peace, Ron.
Indy Williams
January 27, 2019
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