Kenneth "Pops" Gilchrist age 81 died March 19th 2015. It's been a great highway, but I have gone home to be with the lord (whatever that means and I hope to find out). I was pre-deceased by my father Ken Sr., my mother Dorothy, brother David and sister Sue. I am survived by my daughter Marlaina, son in law Dale Tifft, Greg and Chris Tifft , son Kenny III, daughter in law Gail, Sister Judy Waterman (Darryl), Susan Ackerman my dearest friend and the two apples of my life, my grandsons Eric and Danny Cody. Goodbye also to my great old friends Pete Mutschler, Dave Eisenburg, Jim Rooney, Joe McCann, Bob Ordower, Bernie Becker, the Manny crew, and the late Admirial Pete DeMayo. Schools were only three: Port Dickinson Jr. High, Binghamton North High and my beloved Syracuse University (B.S. in Radio Television and M.S. in Education). After graduation I probably had my best job as the Binghamton Triplets play by play baseball announcer on WKOP with managers Snuffy Stirnweiss, Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons, Steve Souchcock (who I saw my first Triplet game with in the early 1940's), Andy Pafko and John McNamara. Baseball led to spending the 1958 season as NY Yankee staticitian in the broadcasting booth with hall of fame announcers Mel Allen, Phil Rizzuto and Red Barber (my number one boss was manager Casey Stengel). IBM was my main employer and I was ever thankful for the fruit of that association. Other jobs included disk jockey, Link Aviation, Broome County Probation Officer and life guard during Syracuse University summers at the beautiful Ansco Lake. I did color announcing for Syracuse University football broadcasts in 1960. The IBM salesman job was highlighted by a golden circle in Hawaii. My 15 minutes of fame were a chance hour discussion of politics, basketball, and life with President Bill Clinton in the pro shop of the Army-Navy Country Club Golf Course in Washington D.C. My summers were spent at our Quaker Lake cottage with family and friends, which included dances, cocktail parties, and boat rides around the lake. I loved campfires. I loved playing golf, bridge and going out to eat with my friends including the second Tuesday of the month. Perhaps the highlight of my baseball career was being inducted into the Binghamtons Baseball Shrine in 2014. I am forever greatful for those who nominated me. The wonderful, wonderful women in my lifetime were: Betty, Susan, Ann, Joanie, Nancy, and Betty Two. Goodbye to Big Dog Parker, I'm glad I went first. I will miss you all and hope to see you in the future. If you miss me take a kid to a ball game. In the words of my old boss Mel Allen, "So Long Everybody". Visitation will be held at the THOMAS J. SHEA Funeral Home Inc. 137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY 13904 on Monday from 4 to 7pm. A Funeral Service will follow at 7pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Humane Society 2 Jackson St. Binghamton, NY 13903. Arrangements are in the care of Albert J. DeMarco