David Patton Gilroy

Born: Tue., Jul. 10, 1934
Died: Wed., Jul. 30, 2014


Visitation

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 03, 2014
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 04, 2014
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home


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Mr. David Patton "Pat" Gilroy, 80, Hagerstown, died Wednesday July 30 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown. He was the husband of Diana Miller Gilroy.
Born in Middletown, July 10, 1934 he was a son of the late James M. and Frances Shank Gilroy. He was a graduate of Middletown High School and was employed at Mack Truck in Hagerstown until his retirement.
He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post #211 and a life member of the Big Oak Lodge in Middletown.
Pat played baseball in his younger years with Bolivar in the heart of Maryland and Tri-County Leagues. He was a pitcher and first baseman. His brothers Bud and John also played. When Bud pitched Pat would play first. When Pat pitched Bud would play left field. John played center field.
Pat was selected as an All Star for the Tri-County League to play at McCurdy field. He pitched three innings and struck out nine and walked one. He also had nicknames for everyoneand was a US Army veteran.
Surviving, besides his wife, are:
1 son - David Bruce "Bucky" Gilroy and wife Cindy - Boonsboro
1 step-daughter - Deeadra Lease and husband Shawn - Martinsburg, WV
2 granddaughters - Allie Gilroy and Deanna Tabor
2 sisters - Mina and Karen Gilroy - Middletown
He was predeceased by siblings : Evelyn Koogle, Frances M. Gilroy, C. Lucille Gilroy, Shirley Wiles, Dick Gilroy, Bud Gilroy, John Gilroy.
The family will receive friends on Sunday August 3 from 7 to 9 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday August 4 from the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Board, 107 W. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769 or to the charity of one's choice.
Guestbook available at DBThompsonfuneralhome.com

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization:

Hospice of Washington County
http://hospiceofwc.org/
747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742
Tel: 301- 791-6360

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Oneale Tabor
   Posted Sat August 02, 2014
My dearest Deanna, Deidra, Diana and family, my heart is hurting for all of you at this time. I know how very much you will miss "Pappy" and hope that God and your memories will sustain you at this difficult time. I love you so much and you know how much Joe R. thought of Pappy. Oneale and family.

William Deneen Sr
   Posted Sun August 03, 2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of my old friend "PAT" we played ball together in our younger years and worked together at Mack Trucks Inc. Pat was always a laid back gentleman never saw him excited but none the less no one messed with him just a great person I have many memories of him and all are good God bless all of you and I might add we are all better to have had Pat as a friend and a relative, so long my old pal.

Tom and Vicky Green
   Posted Sun August 03, 2014
So sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our thoughts.

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