CRANBURY, N.J. – Gilman N. Cyr Ph.D., 83, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, surrounded by his family, at his home. Born in Van Buren, he lived in the Cranbury area for many years. He was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church of Hightstown, N.J. Mr. Cyr retired in 1991, after a 38-year career in pharmaceutical research at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research. He began as a laboratory scientist, being the author of many published papers. He was awarded numerous patents for pharmaceutical products and was listed in Who’s Who in American Men of Science. Later, his responsibilities turned to research planning and coordination. Dr. Cyr received his professional training in pharmacy, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and the Ph.D. from Purdue University. Before turning to research, Dr. Cyr was assistant professor of pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Theresa O’Donnell; four sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Rosemary Cyr of Bearsville, N.Y., Michael and Deborah Cyr of Sale Creek, Tenn., Peter Cyr of Bronx, N.Y., and Paul and Teresa Cyr of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Cyr of Kansas City, Mo. and Elizabeth A. and John Krull of Monroe Township, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Michele, Kathleen, Brendan, Megan, Jenna, Chanel and Christopher Cyr, Phoebe Schlesinger and Sara and Amy Krull; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, George and Sheila Cyr of Towson, Md. and Rev. L. Channel Cyr of Limestone.