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Paul Shannon Gilmore Jr April 12, 1931 - August 7, 2019

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    Dawn McMillen says

    Paul Shannon Gilmore Jr passed away on August 7th at home in Mesa, AZ under Hospice care. He was 88 years old. Born at home in Hollidays Cove, West Virginia on April 12, 1931.

    Paul Jr was Assistant Contractor with his Father, the Reverend Paul S Gilmore, Sr in building the Church of the Nazarene on 91st and Read in Niagara Falls, from 1949 to 1951. He was active duty in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He married Patricia Hazel on Thanksgiving Day, 1959 and moved to Lewiston, NY. He worked as a Technician at the New York State Power Authority until his retirement in 1986 when he moved his family to Mesa, AZ.

    He was a successful businessman, having owned and operated various businesses; Border Home Accessories, Border Electronics, Shannon’s Surplus, Excel Aviation, and Shannon’s Motel, to name a few.

    He was an awesome Husband, Father and Grandfather. Very patient and kind, generous and loving.
    He was an avid reader and had a library full of books. He loved going to garage sales, and had a wide variety of things he collected over the years. He has been such an important part of our lives it is hard to imagine life without him. He will be sorely missed.

    Pre-deceased by his parents; the Reverend Paul S Gilmore, Sr, and Lorena (Mobberly) Gilmore; his sister Bonna-Vear (late William) Owens, and brother Bruce (Lucy) Gilmore.

    Survived by his wife of almost 60 years; Patricia (Hazel) Gilmore; his children; Dawn McMillen, Shannon Gilmore and Kathleen Saltrick, 6 Grandchildren and several Great-Grandchildren. Also survived by his sister Darlene (late Edward) Reilley, and brother-in-law Warren (Nancy) Hazel.

    The family would like to Thank everyone at Hospice Family Care for assisting us during Paul’s final days.

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