With deep regret ZSR announces the passing of our friend and colleague, former partner John Gillick, following treatment for multiple myeloma on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia (VanDyke); daughters Megan McGovern Gillick and Moira Gillick Duggan (Travis); grandchildren Oliver John and Maeve McGovern; brother William Peter Gillick (Stella); mother-in-law Ann VanDyke Gordon; three nephews and a niece; predeceased by brother Arthur McGovern Gillick (Ann Duffy).
To his clients, John was a counsellor in the best sense of the word – candid, attentive, and deeply thoughtful in his advice. To his colleagues, John was a close comrade, sounding board, and virtual law library. He was held in esteem by those who had the privilege of working with him, and always had time to discuss a basketball game or a thorny legal problem.
John also had a deep love for his alma mater, Colgate University, and remained an active and driving force for bettering and promoting the university.
All of us at ZSR were enriched by John’s presence in our lives.