P. Kevin Gilman, 58

OSWEGO, NY – P. Kevin Gilman, 58, of Oswego, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 17, 2009.

Born in Syracuse, he was a graduate of State University College at Oswego.

P. Kevin Gilman
P. Kevin Gilman

He was a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, a passionate traveler, athlete, rugby coach, reader, and nature lover.

For the past 22 years, Kevin has hosted the Longest Day of the Year Party, where family and friends gathered from across the country and globe.

Kevin was predeceased by his father, Raymond C. Gilman Jr.; mother, Jean Bailey; and brother, Tim.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Irene of Oswego; sisters, Teresa and Mara of Syracuse and Joan of Seattle; brothers, Dugan of Syracuse and Geoffrey of Baldwinsville; nephews, Ray, Nate and Dylan; nieces Rachel, Sara, Katie, and Victoria.

A celebration of his life will be held at a time to be announced.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Oswego YMCA, 249 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126, or to the Oswego Wizards Rugby Club, which he lovingly coached, c/o Irene Gilman, 664 W. River Road, Oswego, NY 13126.

Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home in Oswego.



  1. Dearest Irene and Gilman family, we send our deepest sympathy to you all. This is a very sad loss of a great and much loved person. I only wish we had gotten together more often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kevin will always be remembered with smiles and laughter. Love to you all
    Diane Scaffido Bianco & Family

  2. OMG Irene I am soooo sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing! He was an awesome guy as you well know but to many of us we have never said it enough! I will always remember his “argueing ” with me during volleyball but his wonderful smile and attitude! The old saying only the good die young rings true once again! My prayers for you and your family Renie! Kevin will be missed as he goes to coach the teams in Heaven!! Brenda

  3. Irene, we were so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing and we send you and your family our sympathy in losing him at such an early age. We will light a candle for Kevin at our UU gathering this Christmas eve. Barb and Nancy

  4. Irene,
    We were very sad to hear the news about Kevin. He and I missed each other on his last visit to Boston and exchanged messages just before his passing. We enjoyed his visits and his great sense of humor and caring way he looked after us. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and the Gilman family.

    Joe and Cathy

  5. Irene, couldn’t believe it when I heard about Kevins death. Although I only saw him very rarely, we always picked up exactly where we left off years previously. We’re thinking of you at this sad time. Hope the celebration of his life is a time of joyful remembrance.
    All our love
    Jeff and Margaret

  6. I played Rugby with Kevin in 1976…he was a big brother to all of us…teaching us about a game he loved. He got great pleasure in the fact that the first Rugby game I ever saw, I was in! Didn’t see Kevin for a long time until I returned to Oswego for the first time in 27 years in 2007. I ran into him & we picked up where we left off. What a great guy. Today I’m shocked to learn of his passing in The Oswego Alumni News…he’ll never be forgotten…a true example of sportsmanship & leadership. A Gentlemen. God Bless. Deepest sympathy to his family.

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