Born and reared in Pittston, he was a son of the late Martin F. and Catherine Cummings Gilroy. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston; attended Medico-Chi College at Philadelphia for one year and transferred to Temple University Dental College, graduating in 1918. He later took post-graduate work at Northwestern University Dental College.
Dr. Gilroy was also a registered pharmacist and was employed at Peck’s Drug Store, Pittston, for a time prior to entering college. He was a veteran of World War 1, serving with the Dental Corps as a first lieutenant at Camp Greenleaf, Ga.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its Holy Name Society; also of Luzerne County Dental Association, serving terms as president and treasurer; the State and American Dental Associations, and John B. Stark Post, American Legion, Pittston.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Fitzgerald, Worcester, Mass., and a son Robert C., Jr., at home; also a brother Frank A. Gilroy, Avoca.
The funeral will be held from the funeral home, 802 Susquehana Avenue, West Pittston, Tuesday at 9 with requiem mass at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call today 2 to 5 and 7 to 10.
Wilkes-Barre Record - September 21, 1953