Fred L. Gilmand: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Sun City-Youngtown Independent (AZ) - Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Deceased Name: Fred L. Gilmand SUN CITY - Fred L. Gilmand of Sun City, July 14, 1928 - July 2, 2010.
Fred was born in Antwerp, Belgium, the only child of Jules and Rosa Verdonck Gilmand, who predeceased him. After high school he enlisted in the Belgium Army and was soon promoted to Master Sergeant. Fred was attached to American occupation forces serving in Germany after World War II. In 1955 he immigrated to Canada where he worked on the DEW Line for RCA Victor. In 1963 he and his wife, Helen, moved to San Jose, CA. where he was employed by Shell Oil Company and later by Mack Financial Services as an accountant. Fred and Helen moved to Phoenix in 1974. His accounting and management capabilities kept him happily employed until retirement. He moved to Sun City in 1991 and was involved in civic activities until ill health prevented him from participating.
Fred is survived by his ex-wife, Helen and her husband, John Thiel, several cousins in Belgium and many friends around the world.