on September 1, 2015.
Bob was born in Syracuse in 1916. He was a graduate of Nottingham High School and then attended Syracuse University. He received a Bachelor’s degree in 1937 and a JD degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1939.
Bob enlisted in the United States Army in 1941, serving in World War II (9th Army) and the Korean War, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Bob retired from active duty in 1956. While stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, He met his wife of more than 60 years, Betty Kington Gilfoil (predeceased); they married in 1943.
Bob practiced as a Certified Public Accountant and Attorney with Gilfoil & McNeil. He then became Managing Partner of Ernst and Ernst for Central New York after the merger of the two firms.
He was a former President of the New York Chapter of the American Association of Attorney- Certified Public Accountants, a former member of the Syracuse University School of Management Accounting Advisory Board, and received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Syracuse University in 1985.
Throughout his life he was an active sailor, skier, and golfer, and was a member of the Skaneateles Country Club, the Onondaga Golf & Country Club, and the Turtle Creek Club in Tequesta, FL.
He is predeceased by his wife, Betty, and his two daughters, Anne Gilfoil Borrusch and Betty Jane Gilfoil Briggs. He is survived by his son, F. Robert (Michele Chandler) Gilfoil III, of Toronto, Canada; Sons-in-law Douglas (Betty Jane, Barb) Briggs of Boca Raton, FL, and Lawrence (Anne Kington, Deborah) Borrusch of Harbor Springs, MI; grandchildren Matthew (Karen) Borrusch of Atlanta, GA; Benjamin (Gladys) Borrusch of Charlotte, NC; David (Kelly) Briggs of Boca Raton FL; Christopher (Jenny) Briggs of Charlotte, NC; and great-grandchildren Luke and Drew Borrusch, Zack and Nick Borrusch, and Colin Briggs.
The family would also like to recognize the great support from Bob’s caregivers in Delray: Merle, Natalie and Nicki.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2015, at St. James Episcopal Church, 96 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Syracuse Rescue Mission.
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