Jr. "Gil" Gilbert

Obituary of Jr. "Gil" Gilbert

CWO Edgar L. "Gil" Gilbert, Jr., USN Ret., 89, of Indian Hill Rd., Middletown, RI., passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2007, at his daughter's residence in Portsmouth. He was the husband of Elizabeth A.(Malvey) Gilbert. Born in Philadelphia, PA. on January 14, 1918, and raised in Grand Rapids, MI., he was the son of the late Edgar L. Gilbert and Katherine Gilbert Taylor. Gil was a 30 year career Navy Veteran, having served during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy in 1970, he enjoyed being a bus driver and most of all being an accomplished golfer. He was a long time member of Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in Middletown and a RIGA Senior Amateur Champion in 1974. Besides his wife of 45 years, Gil is survived by his daughter, Judy Andrews of Portsmouth, his devoted grandson Christopher Andrews of Portsmouth, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Evelyn Christy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 9:00 am, at Jesus Savior Church, Broadway, Newport. Burial with military honors at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Donations in Gil's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties - Hospice Program, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI., 02871.
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