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George “Red” Gilruth
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George “Red” Gilruth

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George “Red” Gilruth, 92, of Palm Coast, Florida, originally of Montclair, NJ, passed away on July 13, 2021.
In Memoriam:

George “Red” Gilruth
1929-2021

George “Red” Gilruth, 92, of Palm Coast, Florida, originally of Montclair, NJ, passed away on July 13, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Judy Gilruth, his son George D. (Irene) Gilruth, daughters Carolyn Peters, Julie Ferguson, Susie Amme, and son David (Carla) Gilruth, as well as 10 grandchildren (Carrie, Ellery, Kristie, Jordan, Kate, Tanner, Paige, Emma, Molly and Courtney) and 4 great grandchildren (Ashlinn, George, Lachlan and Amelia).

George was born in Montclair, NJ on February 19, 1929, and was a resident of Upper Montclair until 1987, when he and Judy moved to Palm Coast.  He was a graduate of Montclair High School, where he was a proud Montclair Mountie and a standout athlete in both football and baseball.  He then proudly served with the United States Army.  George became an officer and then Lieutenant with the Montclair Police Department, for which he was a member for over 25 years.  George and Judy were active parishioners at St. James Church in Upper Montclair, and St. Thomas Church in Palm Coast, Florida.  He was involved with many activities at the church and a member of the vestry for many years.

“An honest man here lies at rest, as e’er God with his image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth; the friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d, few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss; if there is none, he made the best of this.”
Robert Burns

“Red” was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.  He will be remembered by all for his willingness to help anyone, his stern but thoughtful demeanor, his honesty (sometimes brutal) and never failing sense of humor at all times!  But most of all his unwavering love and devotion to his loving wife, Judy, all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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