Douglas "Doug" Patrick Gilmore, 63, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2022, at KU Medical Center, surrounded by family.
Doug was born November 9, 1958, to Thomas and Catherine (Grant) Gilmore at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg. He attended St. Mary's-Colgan School, graduating in 1978.
He was employed by Pipefitter Union 664 for many years, where he developed lifelong friendships with so many. He retired in 2007.
Doug is survived by three daughters: Abbie Biery (Andy) of Shawnee, Kansas, Loren (Chris) Long of Columbus, Kansas, and Hannah Gilmore of Pittsburg. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Eliana Biery, Benjamin Biery, Carter Long, and Katie Long.
Also surviving are his brothers Gene (Penny), Richard (Paula), Tommy (Melissa), Danny (Julene), and Greg Wente (Dana) — who was raised next door and was thought of as a brother. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins who adored him survive as well. Possibly most important is his dog Lola who was always with Doug and his number one companion.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg, with Father Jerome Spexarth as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery.
A Parish Rosary will be recited prior to the Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Family and friends will convene at the home of Richard and Paula Gilmore for lunch and a final toast to a wonderful, giving man following the burial.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, Kansas.