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James W. ‘Jim’ Gilmore Jr.

Feb. 15, 1937 – March 2, 2021

James W. “Jim” Gilmore, 84, Altoona, passed away early Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James W. Sr. and Lottie (Jones) Gilmore.

He married Cora L. Speacht. She preceded him in death in 1979.

Jim is survived by a son, James W. “Jim” Gilmore III and his wife, Heather, of Altoona; two stepsons, Tommy McMann of Elk County and Danny McMann of East Freedom; a grandson, Coran Gilmore; and two sisters, Bonnie Buck and her husband, Jerry, of Altoona and Deb Harvey and her husband, Roland, of Ohio.

Jim was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bellwood. He retired from the Altoona Mirror as a classified ads manager.

At the request of the deceased, no public services will be held.

Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

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