The Obit For Warren Gilbert

Warren J. "Skinny" Gilbert

Published in The Express Times on October 14, 2012


Warren J. Skinny Gilbert, 91, of East Bangor, passed away, Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Gracedale, Northampton County Home.

Born: in Pen Argyl, December 5, 1920, he was the son of the late Clayton and Emma Owens Gilbert.

Personal: He was the husband of the late Dorothy L. Ackerman Gilbert who passed away, February 3, 2001.

Warren was last employed by Kelly Services, working in maintenance at the former Hoffman LaRoche, Belvidere, NJ. Prior to that he was a meter reader for the former Penn Fuel Gas, Bangor and for eighteen years, he was employed as a mechanic for the former Collins and Aikman, Pen Argyl.

He was a 1939 graduate of Bangor High School, where he participated in both basketball and baseball. He was a World War II, US Army veteran, where he served in the Pacific Theatre. He attended the Bangor Church of the Nazarene.

After his service in the Army, he played minor league baseball for the Duluth Dukes, Duluth, Minnesota; minor league team for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors: He is survived by a daughter, Trudy A. Gilbert, with whom he resided; a son, Gwynne C. Gilbert and his wife, Wendy of East Bangor all of East Bangor; three sisters, Kathryn Evans and Jean Dutt both of Bangor, and Lois Parsons of East Bangor; and a brother, Carl Gilbert of Bangor. In addition to his wife; a sister, Eleanor Kish; and two brothers, Kenneth and Donald preceded him in death.

Services: Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, http://www.ruggierofuneralhome.com www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. till time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the East Bangor Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in Warren's name to the Bangor Church of the Nazarene, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor, PA 18013.