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James Gilmour Naples, 95, formerly of Morristown
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 9:16 am

James Gilmour, a resident of Barrington Terrace in Naples, FL passed away Tuesday morning August 10, 2010.

He was born September 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 26 years.

Mr. Gilmour is survived by two granddaughters, Alissa Gatrost of Middleboro, MA, and Jill Guerra, Berkeley, CA; 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 schoolhouse 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.

A memorial service and interment will be held at the cemetery of the Presbyterian Stone Church in Morristown at a date to be determined.

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