Gene J. “Herk/Benny” Gilbert, 72, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, April 27th at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center-East Norwegian St., Pottsville, Pa.
Born on April 18th, 1948 in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late John and Martha “Longenberger” Gilbert.
Gene worked for Wilbert Vault Company in Ringtown, Pa for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Polish American Fire Company in Shenandoah, the Ringtown Fire Company, and the Knights of Columbus - Francis Cardinal Brennan Council 618 in Shenandoah. Gene also loved hunting and fishing.
Besides his parents, Gene was preceded by 4 sisters, Elizabeth Pitts, Rita Gilbert, Gladys Houser, and Virginia Horne.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Linda “Swartz” Gilbert, 1 daughter, Julia Gilbert – Shenandoah, 1 sister, Ruth Rupert with Paul – Shoemakersville, Pa, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will take place on Tuesday, May 5th at 10:30am in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ringtown, Pa officiated by Pastor Mindy Heppe.
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