11/17/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Donald Gilman

Donald W. Gilman, Sr.
(1916 - 15 Nov 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news has come to us yet again.  The father of    Donald (Wayne) Gilman ('63) of IN has passed away at the age of 90.

From the Daily Press - 11/17/06:


Donald W. Gilman, Sr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Donald W. Gilman Sr., 90, passed away unexpectedly at home Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2006, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was a native of Minneapolis, Minn., and had been a Peninsula resident since 1935. Mr. Gilman graduated from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, class of 1941, where he was band director for five years. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, Electrical Department, in 1983 after 47 years of service. He was a former member of the Norfolk Symphony orchestra, the Peninsula Symphony orchestra, the Peninsula Band, the A.F. of Musicians for a number of years, and a charter member of the Engineers Club. He was a former private music teacher for several years; a member of the Warwick Lions Club for many years where he was recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and recipient of life membership. Mr. Gilman was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. His hobbies included music, reading, golf and traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sophia and Wayne Gilman of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Margaret Laudenslager of Leavenworth, Kan.; a brother, Charles Gilman of Newport News; and a niece of Kansas. Don is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Bernice Vest Gilman; his son, Donald Wayne Gilman Jr. of Muncie, Ind.; three nieces and several great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. followed by Funeral Mass by Father Ken Wood. Private burial will take place at a later date in Monticello Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.

Published in the Daily Press from 11/16/2006 - 11/17/2006
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My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Cathy Martin (Scottsville, VA ) - November 16, 2006
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Theresa Lisa (Spring City, TN ) - November 17, 2006
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Mr. (Donald) Gilman, I was in your French class at CNC (CNU) back in the late 60's early 70's--Candy (Hixson) Whitley. I often thought of you and that French class when riding past your parents' home as I don't live far from them. I wanted to express my condolences to you and your family on the death of your father. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Candy Whitley
Donald W. Gilman, Jr.
Instructor in Modern Language
1969 Trident
CANDACE WHITLEY (VA ) - November 17, 2006
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Wayne, my Deepest Sympathy to your family at this time. I remember your parents were always available to chaperone our NNHS Band. You are in my prayers.
Linda L. Lane NNHS Class of 64 (Williamsburg, VA ) - November 17, 2006
Wayne: My deepest sympathies. There will be a returning for him.
Colleen (Domi)O'Brien NNHS '64
Colleen Domi O'Brien (Manchester, NH ) - November 19, 2006
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I am sorry for your loss. Living across the street from you, I remember your parents well. Both sweet people.
Norton Richman (Richmond, VA )  - November 20, 2006
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      Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Gilman family and their friends at this time.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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  O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

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