July 27, 1943 - December 19, 2019
Raymond (Ray) William Gilman, 76 of Pittsburgh passed away Thursday morning at Arden Court in Pittsburgh following an extended illness. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 27, 1943, and was the son of the late Charles and Helen Burkovich Gilman. He was Catholic by faith. A graduated of the former North Catholic High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in education from Lock Haven State College (now University) where he later earned a Master's equivalent. Ray was a career educator and coach and shown a great interest in life and sports, especially football. He began coaching at Ringold High School where he coached Hall of Famer Joe Montana. Ray was a Health and Physical Education teacher as well as an assistant football coach, winning three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships at Edinboro University. He had the opportunity to also coach his son during his time at Edinboro. Later he became an assistant football coach at Clarion University as well as a former head coach at Allegheny Clarion Valley High School for several years. He is survived by his son Christopher Gilman of Hilliards, Pa. His former wife and friend Lois Elter Basham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Father Thomas Gilman. Friends will be received at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home in Eau Claire (201 S. Washington St.) on Sunday the 22nd from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church in West Sunbury, Pa., on Monday the 23rd at 11 am. (Everyone to meet at church for Mass) Interment will take place at Eau Claire Cemetery.
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