Ken Gilroy, 86, passed away Feb. 10, 2019 in Phoenix from a stroke.
He is survived by Dana Gilroy, his wife of 33 years, and his children: Paul Gilroy (Debbie), Sheila Sanders (Richard), Colleen Addison, John Gilroy, and Dana’s children: Randall Johnson, Ryan Johnson and Denise Currier, as well as stepchildren Dana Gray (Pete) and Darci Russell. (Don)
Ken leaves behind five grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his son Michael Gilroy, in 1978. Ken was a devoted family man and had many lifelong friendships. He held close many friends from his youth, current and past neighbors, as well as people he worked with.
Ken purchased a cabin on Whidbey Island in 1972. Over the years the house was transformed from a little cabin through innumerable additions and renovations until it eventually became their full-time home. After retiring in 1994, Ken and Dana purchased a home in Arizona to spend time during the winter.
Over the next 25 years he enjoyed a full retirement playing golf, hosting many visits from friends and family, taking money from his friends playing gin, and splitting time between Whidbey and their Phoenix homes.
A celebration of life is planned for this summer on Whidbey Island, the date to be determined. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to your favorite charity.