Thomas P. Gore II, 77, of Ft. Worth, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Monday, May 18, 2015. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Tom will be missed by his many lifelong friends and family members who appreciated his loyalty, great humor and conversation. Enjoying long drives in search of great food, Tom perfected some of his own cooking traditions appreciated by lovers of barbecue, steamed crabs, elaborate breakfasts and “Goreburgers.” Tom served the community as a commissioned Stephen Minister, ushering at Holy Family Catholic Church, and delivering for Meals On Wheels. A graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1960, he served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. His civilian career in public relations began in Maryland and eventually led to vice presidencies at the Ochsner Medical Institutions and at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, La., The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J., and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Tom and Marta made their home in Fort Worth for the past 20 years. Survivors: Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marta; son, Rob Gore; daughters, Judy Gaudet Kimmerly, Jessica Buck and Jennifer Gaudet; brother, Thomas Gore; sisters, Betty McDonnell and Nina Brookshier; grandsons, Isaac Buck, Nathan Buck and Jesse Kimmerly; and granddaughters, Sadie Buck, Hannah and Sarah Frederick.
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