John Harmon Gillmore

John Harmon Gillmore, age 85, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown, N.Y.

He was born on July 23, 1928, in Johnstown, a son of the late Bernard J. Gillmore and Malvina P. Saxton Gillmore.

Mr. Gillmore was a class of 1946 graduate of Johnstown High and attended Wagner College in Staten Island. He worked for many years at the family businesses as executive vice president of Gillmore Oil Company and president of Johnstown Auto Parts before retirement. Mr. Gillmore was a member of St. Patrick’s Lodge #4, F. & A.M.

John is survived by Cynthia Brown Gillmore, whom he married on May 27, 1950; three daughters, Candace G. Thompson of Gloversville, Karen G. (Glenn) Sackett of North Carolina, Kathryn G. (Jay) Smigen of Niskayuna; six grandchildren, Brandon P. Thompson of North Carolina, Shannon K. Smigen of New York City, Sara E. Smigen of Niskayuna, Dr. Hillary M. Sackett of Vermont, Hannah Leigh Sackett (Charles) Wiley and Heather R. Sackett, both of North Carolina, and one great-grandchild, Felicity R. Thompson of North Carolina.

Mr. Gillmore was predeceased by one brother, William Ernest Gillmore, in April of 2010, and one sister, Betty Gillmore.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown, with a Masonic Ritual to be held at 1:30 p.m.

Visitation for family and friends will be prior to service on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Wells House Activity Fund, 201 W. Madison Avenue, Johnstown, N.Y. 12095.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to all the staff at Wells House for their kind and compassionate care.

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