Obit: Rob Gilmartin

Obit: Rob Gilmartin

August 3rd, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Peter Robert "Rob" Gilmartin, 68, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, July 27, 2013.He was born July 8, 1945 in Douglaston, Long Island, N.Y., to the late Peter James Gilmartin and Mary Ryan Gilmartin.He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Gilmartin; brother, Kevin Gilmartin; and sister, Gail Marie Griffin.He was of the Catholic faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam where he fought in the Tet Offensive. Mr. Gilmartin graduated from Niagara University. After graduation he moved to Tennessee where he met his wife. He worked security for TVA and Komatsu as well as several other places in the Chattanooga area.Survivors include a sister, Mary Jane Gilbert; sister-in-law, Kathleen Gilmartin; brother-in-law, Robert Griffin; uncle, Joseph Ryan; and several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home from 2-4 Sunday, Aug. 4.Private burial will be held later where he will be laid to rest with his family at Waterford Cemetery in Ten Mile, Tenn.Memorial donations may be made to the veterans group of your choice.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road. Chattanooga.