Danny Gilmore

Danny Gilmore

February 3, 1947 January 18, 2021

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Obituary for Danny Charles Gilmore Sr.

Danny Charles Gilmore, Sr., 73, of Muhlenberg Twp. passed away on January 18, 2021, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was the loving husband of Jessica Cornelia (Richardson) Gilmore. Married on December 30, 1966 they celebrated 54 years of marriage together.

Born in Reading he was the son of the late Milton and Lillian (Stewart) Gilmore. He was also predeceased by four siblings: Susan (Eddie), Nellie Singleton, Leon (Shirley of Houston, TX), and Joseph (Maxine).

He was a graduate of Reading High School in 1965 where he was an outstanding athlete, playing multiple sports. In 1966 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.

Danny was a supervisor for the Garden State Tannery, Reading, retiring in 2005. After retirement he worked part-time as a dispatcher for AAA in Wyomissing.

He was one of the original members of the Iron Men Athletic Association. Danny coached basketball at Cabrini Academy with Robert Flowers, where they coached for several years. Danny also coached football for the Northwest Athletic Association. He served as a mentor to many throughout his life especially through coaching youth. Most importantly, he loved to be with his family especially during the holidays.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his fond memories four children: Danny C., Jr., (Tonya), West Lawn; Crystal Gilmore Harris (Thomas), Muhlenberg Twp.; Barbara Dancy, Reading; and Collette Gilmore, Laureldale; four grandchildren: Chantelle Harris, Avery Price, Amari Gilmore, and Isaiah Gilmore; and one great granddaughter, Nyla Harris. One of 14 children, Danny also leaves behind nine siblings: Bruce (Marilyn-deceased), New Jersey; Dorothy Copeland (Willie), Reading; Diane Gilmore, Reading; Judy Nuss (Clarence), Wernersville; John (Patricia), Wernersville; Shirley Dabney, Shillington; Jeff Gilmore, Laureldale; Larry (Janice-deceased), Memphis, TN; and Joanne Farrah (Yusuf), New Jersey. Three godchildren: Jeffrey Liggs, Erica Brown, and Eric Veal and a host of nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Danny's most loyal friend, Louis Terry, for his unwavering support to Danny and his family during his final years.

There will be a public viewing on Friday, January 29, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 436 South 7th Street, Reading. A Going Home Celebration of Danny's Life will be private on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 11 a.m. with private burial to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. All services will be webcast on Danny's page of the Kuhn website. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in Danny’s name ( Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is honored to serve the Gilmore family. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Visitation

    January 29, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
    436 South 7th Street
    Reading, PA
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    January 29, 2021
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Celebration of Life

    January 29, 2021 | 11:00am
    St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
    436 South 7th Street
    Reading, PA
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    January 29, 2021
    Pastor Jerry Jones
  • Interment

    January 29, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Forest Hills
    Address Not Available
    January 29, 2021


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Crystal Gilmore Harris

Thank you
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Patricia Foote

My deepest sympathy for the family when I moved to Reading 50 years ago Danny and Jessica was the first one to invite us to dinner on Buttonwood St. We been friends ever since. Love you all. Danny I will see you on the other side R.I.P. ❤️❤️😢😢
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Joan Zeiber

I worked with Danny at the tannery. He was one of the finest of the fine. Always helpful to me. He was friendlya and not afraid to dig into a problem. You can be very proud of his life and memories H
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Jim Murray

Gilmore family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Danny. We grew up and went to school together. He was a good kid and an even better man. He gave me my first taste of his mothers "sweet potato pie". I hated sweet potatoes, but he said "You"ll love this". I've been eating it ever since! There goes another classy human being to Heaven. Rest in peace my friend! My prayers to you and your family. Jim Murray
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