James Gilmour, 95, a resident of Barrington Terrace in Naples, Fla., and formerly of Morristown, passed away Tuesday morning Aug. 10, 2010.
A memorial service and interment will be held at the cemetery of the Presbyterian Stone Church in Morristown at a date to be determined.
He was born Sept. 12, 1914, the son of David C. and Bessie Delong Gilmour, in Morristown.
A marriage to Alta Lunderman ended in divorce. He was married to Flora O’Malia for twenty six years.
Mr. Gilmour is survived by two granddaughters, Alissa Gatrost of Middleboro, Mass., Jill Guerra, Berkeley, Calif., several great grandchildren, and several cousins.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Flora and a son by his first marriage, Doug.
After attending the one-room school house in Morristown, he graduated from Morristown High School in 1931, then worked a variety of jobs, including Post Office clerk, medic at a CCC Camp, manager of a Grand Union store and as a cook.
He sailed on the Great Lakes and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He opened “Gilmour’s Variety Store” on Main Street, Morristown in 1946 and operated it for many years before turning it into “Gilmour’s Fashions” a highly successful women’s clothing store.
During summers, Mr. Gilmour operated the concession stand at Jacques Cartier State Park and developed an ice business.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Morristown for over fifty years and a life member of Ogdensburg Lodge 772 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.