Harold W. Gore (Hal) of Vero Beach, Florida and Sky Valley, Georgia left us on August 8, 2014 after an excruciating but swift battle with 2 simultaneous cancers. He was born May 16, 1931 in Watertown, N.Y. the only beloved son of Harold W. Gore Sr. and Edna McNulty Gore.
Hal served in the Air Force from 1949 to 1953 and returned to Watertown to begin his 60 year Broadcasting career, spinning records at station WWNY ultimately becoming station manager. He then moved to Rochester NY as GM for station WRVM (1961 – 1965). Then on to WRTH in St. Louis (1965 – 1969) becoming Executive VP for Sudbrink FM Broadcasting Corp. based in Fort Lauderdale Fl. (1969 – 1978).
In 1978 Hal established Gore Broadcasting Inc. and owned & operated numerous radio properties over the years. He also began a new career as a radio broker. From 1984 (to August, 2014) he was Chairman and CEO of Gore Overgaard Broadcasting Corp. From 1991 to 1995 he was President of WTLK TV in Atlanta Ga. In 1993 he formed Force Communications, Media Brokers.
Hal and Jane have loved living in Sky Valley, Ga since 1978 and also had homes in Atlanta for a number of years. They resided in Vero Beach 1995 to 2010 and recently returned to their “Village by the Sea”.
He was a member of the National Assn. of Broadcasters and American Broadcast Pioneers, National Assn. of Religious Broadcasters and National Assn. of Media Brokers. He was also an original “Delta Airlines Colonel”.
Hal is mourned and deeply missed by his wife, Jane, of 36 years of marriage where every day was a “holiday” and his daughter, Lenay of Washington D.C., sons Brett and Christopher, granddaughters Michele and Kim and great grandsons Reed& Dale. He is predeceased by his first wife, Doris Croyle Gore and son, Terry.
Funeral services will be at Christ Church by the Sea, 3755 Hwy. A1A Vero Beach Fla. 32963 on Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 AM.
A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Sky Valley in the fall, where his ashes will be interred in the columbarium alongside a niche for Jane.
Special thanks to Katrina of V.N.A. Hospice of Indian River County and our caretakers Allan and Fitzroy.
Charitable donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: The Broadcasters Foundation of America, 125 West 55th St. N.Y. N.Y. 10019-8254 or Hospice of Indian River County, Fla.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home of Vero Beach, Fl.
An online guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.