Dr. Wayne M. Gilmore, Janesville, WI
April 26, 1933 - April 18, 2017
Dr. Wayne M. Gilmore, age 83, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Milwaukee Catholic Home. He was born in San Jose, IL on April 26, 1933, the son of Carl and Gertrude (Cogdal) Gilmore. He was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Gilmore married Lois A. Schmaltz in Onalaska on October 16, 1954. He received a basketball scholarship to attend Beloit College. He captained the Beloit Buccaneers, and was inducted into the Beloit College Athletic Hall of Fame. He then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He started Gilmore Dental Group in Janesville over 50 years ago, which later became Gilmore and Marinaro Family Dentistry. He was a member of the Rock County Dental Society, Psi Omega Dental Society, Phi Kappa Psi of Beloit College, Rotary Club, and the American Legion.
Wayne “Murph” loved to participate, and sometimes win, running races with his wife, Lois. He was Lois’ biggest “cheerleader.” Murph was an avid athlete and enjoyed downhill skiing, tennis, golf, volleyball, and basketball. He loved traveling, and took a trip of a lifetime to Kona, Hawaii in October of 2016, to cheer his son, Bill, in the Kona Ironman. He also spent lots of family time at their cottage in Lake Camelot, WI, and condo in Steamboat Springs, CO. He always wanted to spend time with his grandchildren, and loved to make everyone laugh with his stories.
Dr. Gilmore is survived by his wife, Lois A. Gilmore; three children: Dr. William Gilmore of Janesville, Kristin (Kevin) Gilmore-Wright of Fox Point, and Gena Gilmore of Glendale; six grandchildren: Will, Molly, Rachel and Christian Gilmore, and Signe and Zoe Wright; brother, Dr. Carl Richard (Rosemary) Gilmore; sister, Nancy Gilmore-Lane; special four legged friend, Thor; many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 612 N. Randall Avenue, Janesville with Rev. James Melvin officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Janesville Rotary Gardens, Badgerland Striders or the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. For online condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com