Robert H. “Bob” Gilmore August 15, 1933 - December 14, 2019

After ushering in the Christmas holiday season with family and friends, while boating on Lake Union, Bob left us unexpectedly on December 14, 2019.

A true gentleman, who shared a genuine interest in everyone whom had the pleasure of his company, Bob was generous and warmhearted, with an engaging sense of humor and a zest for life. Although he never realized his youthful ambition to compete in the Indianapolis 500, “Speedy” credits the development of his character, integrity and strong moral fiber to his high school days at Seattle Prep. Bob was a cherished friend to many and a wonderful role model to his three children, but his most prideful accomplishment was to fulfill the many dreams of his adoring wife, “Annie.” Bob will be terribly missed by family and friends, but his presence will always surround us.

Preceded in death by his wife Ann, who was the love of his life; his parents, Robert Gilmore & Virginia Burke Gilmore; and son-in-law, Michael Sauter.

Bob is survived by his children, Carol Gilmore Sauter, Gina Purdy (Kit) and Jimmy Gilmore (Michelle); grandchildren, Ryan, Rory, Mary Colleen (Jason), Keeley, Joey, and Alix; great-grandchildren, Jojo and Ava; and grand-dog, Bella Marina.

A Funeral Mass will honor and celebrate the life of Bob Gilmore on

Friday, January 10th at 4:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church 732 18th Ave E, Seattle, 98112

1 comment

  • Mike McLoughlin
    Mike McLoughlin Monday, 30 December 2019 10:29 Comment Link

    RIP Bob, I had the privilege of meeting you in 1975 on my first trip to the US, and you were incredibly generous and very funny too!


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