Zakary Michael Gilmore 
November 19, 1979~August 12, 2017

Our beautiful boy Zak passed away unexpectedly on August 12, 2017 at the age of 37.

Zak was born in Fortuna on Nov. 19, 1979. He attended Ambrosini School, Toddy Thomas and graduated from Fortuna High. He loved sports. He excelled at baseball and basketball. He always knew the stats on every player in any sport. He also loved music, especially The Doors and The Rolling Stones. When he heard a song, he could always name who had sung it.

Zak struggled in his adult years with addiction problems that he just couldn’t beat. Even with his problems, Zak would do anything to help others. He had a heart of gold. He would help anyone, but couldn’t help himself.

His Grandma Joyce had passed away two weeks earlier. She was always worried about him, and now they are together. He is also preceded in death by his Grandma Barker, Uncle Larry and good friend Zeng Saechao.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Kathleen Gilmore, his sister Katie, niece and nephew Ryan and Taylor, his Uncle Gary, Aunt Sharon, Aunt Carlene and his cousins Blake, Kyle and Trevor and several other family members.

There will be a celebration of Zak’s life Saturday, Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fortuna Multigenerational Center, 2280 Newburg Road (across the street from St. Luke’s). Please wear your favorite rock and roll T-shirt or Raiders or Oakland A’s jersey in Zak’s honor. This will be a time we can all share our favorite stories and memories of Zak.

We would like to thank everyone for all the love and support you have shown our family in the last few weeks. We know Zak is at Peace now and he will live in our hearts forever.


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