Patricia Anne Gilmore, 78, homemaker, volunteer

September 02, 2002

Patricia Anne Gilmore, a homemaker and community volunteer, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 26 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 78 and lived in Phoenix.

A volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, she was the hospital's patient advocate and counseled those suffering from cancer. About 20 years ago, she taught remedial reading at St. Ambrose Housing Center in Park Heights. She also helped a Vietnamese family become established in Baltimore County in 1975.

Born Patricia Anne Meyers in Rochester, N.Y., she attended Rochester Business Institute.

She moved to Baltimore in 1965 and later was a teller at Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. in Towson.

A Mass was offered Friday at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Hydes, where she was a Eucharistic minister and parish visitor.

Mrs. Gilmore is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas B. Gilmore; three sons, John P. Gilmore of Canandaigua, N.Y., David T. Gilmore of Monkton and Paul J. Gilmore of Sterling, Va.; three daughters, Mary Lu Hartley and Susan E. Gilmore, both of Parkton, and Theresa Hamilton of Amelia Island, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Michael G. Gilmore, died in 1997.

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