Jeffrey Alan “Jeff” Gilman, 53, of Virginia Beach, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Jeff was born May 25, 1965, to Theresa Gilman-Saunders and Lance J. Gilman in Norfolk.
He graduated from Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach, in the Class of 1983. In the following year, he attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He married Tracey Blair Morton on Feb. 29, 1992, in Virginia Beach.
Jeff was known for his sharp mind, boundless energy, and entertaining sense of humor. He truly loved his family and his work. His ability as an ardent carpenter lead to his successful business, Geronimo Construction Inc. His values of laughter, love and filial piety were apparent to all around him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lance J. Gilman; and grandparents, John and Jean Gilman and Evelyn and Lou Shue.
He is survived by his wife, Tracey Blair Gilman; daughter, Madeline Blair Gilman (Stephen); son, Warren Brooks Gilman; mother, Theresa Gilman-Saunders; sister, Robin DiBuono (Tom); brother, Garrett Gilman (Caitlin); grandson, Knox Robert Gilman-Koffman; uncles, Jeffrey D. Gilman (Jan), Mark Gilman (Diva) and John Alan Reynolds (Fay); and aunts, Stacy Shipp (Ernie) and Carol Bryant, and their many children.
Jeff was active in his church and his community. He loved being a baseball coach for the Aragona-Pembroke Little League (APLL). He served on the APLL Board and was key in the upgrade of APLL’s baseball facilities. He had a love for the outdoors and expressed it in an annual fishing trip with his son, Warren, in Northeast, Tennessee.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey D. Gilman, Mark Gilman, Garrett Gilman, Tom DiBuono, Eric Barefield, Jeff Tippett and Brandon Nangle.
Jeff Gilman, we have so many memories of holidays and family meals shared with your bright smile and quick wit. You are loved and will be greatly missed. Jeff Gilman, may you rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aragona Pembroke Little League.
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