Robert Gilmore Death, Obituary – Robert Gilmore has sadly passed away unexpectedly with loved ones, family and the entire community left heartbroken and in grievance, according to an online publication. Robert “Bob” D. Gilmore, who resided in Doylestown, passed away in comfort at Doylestown Hospital on the evening of December 8, 2022. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. V. Elaine Gilmore, his beloved wife of 61 years and the person he had been married to the longest, passed away in 2017.
In 1955, Bob and Elaine tied the knot, and they went on to have five children together: Leigh Ann, Steven, Jeffrey, Kristen, and Jacki. Bob was the son of the late Robert Labaree Gilmore and Bessie Taylor Gilmore, both of whom passed away before Bob was born in Doylestown. Bob was a member of the inaugural graduating class from Central Bucks High School, which took place in 1953. He also played on the school’s football team and is credited with scoring the first touchdown in the history of the school. Bob maintained contact with many of his classmates throughout the years, and he looked forward to attending a number of class reunions.
After graduating from high school, Donald Wiesel hired Bob to work for him as a Land Surveyor. In 1968, Bob went into business with Don as Wiesel & Gilmore, Registered Land Surveyors. Don was Bob’s business partner. In 1976, he established Robert D. Gilmore & Associates, Inc. after purchasing Don’s part of the company and becoming its sole shareholder. After that, in the year 1980, Bob was later joined by his son Steven. Together, with the help of their many committed Associates, they managed and expanded Gilmore & Associates, Inc. into one of the most successful engineering consulting companies in the area.
Bob has always been very grateful to Donald Wiesel, his guide, for providing him with the chance to learn and advance his career in this field. In addition to this, Bob has never failed to convey his appreciation to the numerous coworkers who have worked beside him over the course of many years. Bob was a kind and generous man who donated his time and money to a wide variety of organizations. Some of the organizations that benefited from his generosity include St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Doylestown Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, New Britain Borough Civic Association, New Britain Borough Council, Lenape Valley Athletic Club, Cenbuco Soccer Club, C.B.
West Marching Band, C.B. West Football, and the Mike Pettine Foundation. Bob was also one of the statisticians for the C.B.West Football team for 15 years, and he was just inducted into the C.B.West Sports Hall of Fame. Bob enjoyed spending a lot of time over the years spectating his children and grandkids as they participated in a variety of sports teams, marching bands, and other activities. In spite of the fact that he had a lot of obligations, he never passed up an opportunity to support and encourage his children whenever they engaged in something. Bob was a passionate and skilled carpenter who had taught himself the trade on his own.
He had built numerous pieces of furniture for his family and friends. For a number of years, he honed his skills as a waterskiing boat driver while towing his children around Lake Wallenpaupack. In addition to that, Bob enjoyed golfing, modeling trains, scuba diving, and taking photographs both above and below the water. Bob and Elaine had a lot of fun traveling all over the world together, and they got to see a lot of different places thanks to their travels. They took their whole family on cruises to Alaska, around Hawaii, and New England all the way up to Nova Scotia, and they also took a riverboat excursion all the way to Amsterdam. They traveled around practically all of the states on their own.
They traveled to many places, including various islands and sites in Europe and the United Kingdom, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Bob is survived by his children and their spouses, including Leigh and Duane Presti, Steven and Kathie Gilmore, Jeffrey and Mary Gilmore, Kristen and David Beck, and Jacki and Patrick VanWagner. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Shannon Presti, Jessica, and Anxo Otero, Ben and Amy Presti, Amanda and Chris Vincent, Whitney and Zach Tedeschi, Rob Gilmore, Nicole, David, Aimee, Alex, and Colin Beck In addition to his wife Jean Buchanan and a large number of nieces and nephews, Bob is survived by his sister-in-law.