This is a memorial to a guy named Michael Gilmor. He was a best friend to many. He was top of his class in everything he did (Fulbright Scholar/Summa Cum Laude/Generous beyond Measure). We are trying to let people that knew him...remember him by taking a piece of his high character everywhere they go by promoting careful and caring Thought/Generous and kind in their Word/and have the integrity to do what they say they will in their Deed. Hence Thought, Word and Deed. Our thoughts were originally WWMD (What would Michael do?).
Some words from Friends:
Today is a hard day to say the least. Mike, you’re every kind word I could ever think of and I’m beyond blessed to have been able to call you a friend. Most people spend their entire lives “figuring it out” but you’ve had an unexplainable clarity around the big picture from the moment I met you. The world needs more people like you.
I’d give anything to see you walk into the office or be able to work another station at Prova with you, but I know you’re still here. I’ll think of you often and do my best to handle situations as you would with kindness as I try harder to view life through your lens that made everything seem brighter and people seem better.
My heart hurts today and to say I’ll be missing you is an understatement but I know you’ll still be here.
Rest easy to one of the best and most impactful people that I’ll ever know"
Humble and Kind…two words I think of when I think of my friend Michael Gilmor. Generous, selfless, compassionate, loving, lighthearted, funny, caring, life giving, unconditional…the list goes on and on…Words I think of when I think of our friends, our chosen family, the Gilmors. I feel as if someone took a shotgun to my heart, so I can’t even begin to fathom how incredibly painful this is for them. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out a way to be there for my friends while honoring Michael. There are so many beautiful tributes here. The common thread was that Michael is simply the best of the best and brought out the best in all of us. So, because of Michael Gilmor, I vow to do as he would. Do something kind…pay it forward. It is evident that Michael’s reach was not limited to Huntington, NY…it is further than the US even. If we come together as a community of love for Michael and the Gilmors, imagine the kind of global hug we could surround them with. Perform an act of kindness, plant a tree, help a neighbor, make someone laugh, watch a sunset with a loved one, etc. Humble and kind…Forever in our hearts…Love you all forever!"