ILION – John Gilmartin, age 93, of
He was born on February 8, 1926, in
He married Jane Cronin, in Brant Lake, NY, in September, 1952 and that blessed union of 36 years ended with her early death, after battling cancer, in 1988. Together they were the proud parents of John Jr., Mary, Margaret and James. Love of family dominated their life together.
John’s occupation in Laboratory Animal Research led him to become Director of Laboratory Animal Medicine, at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine until his retirement in 1990. He was Vice President of Marmotech Corp. from 1990 – 1997.
He was a Charter Member and President of the Upstate NY Branch of AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) and a Trustee of the National Association of AALAS. During his career he was Author or Co-Author of several scientific publications.
John returned to
In May 2012, John and Jane Collins Carter were married at
He is survived by his wife, Jane; his children, John Jr. and his wife, Stacey, Mary Musumeci, Margaret Kingsley and her husband, Les and James with his husband, Colin; nine beloved grandchildren, Courtney, Grace, Alex and Ted, Megan, Matthew, George, Sage and Aria; his “Uncle John”; nieces and nephews, Tom and David Morris, Susan Foltz, Michael and Greg Gilmartin, and Ann Mudgett; his “Uncle Gil”; nieces and nephews, Maureen Cronin Rossley and Michael and Pat Cronin; one brother-in-law, James Cronin, and his wife, Mary and family, Mark, Laurie, Tim, Claire and Bill; and 23 grand-nieces and nephews; the Carter family, John and his wife, Susan, Tim and his wife, Kathleen, Nancy Manion and her husband, Bob, Mary Toot and her husband, Walt and Matthew and his wife, Masako; and special friends Dr. Ed and Judy Casey.
John was pre-deceased by his father, George E. Gilmartin and his wife, Marie (Starring) Gilmartin; his sister, Mary Morris and her husband, Tom; his brother, George Gilmartin and his wife, Eleanor (Bickhart); and his brother, Gerald Gilmartin and his wives, Nancy (Burnham) and Helen (Matchett).
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the Church of the Annunciation,
Anyone wishing to share a memory of John, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to “The Gilmartin Scholarship Fund”,
The Gilmartin family has entrusted John’s service arrangements and supervision to their Family Funeral Director, Don Applegate.