William Gilbert


William Gilbert, 66, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Patricia Winchester Gilbert, with whom he shared 24 years together.

Born in Modena, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Collins Gilbert and Jerry Gilbert. An area resident his entire life, he was retired from the E.H. Keen and Son of Parkesburg. He served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

He enjoyed going to mountains, four wheeling, hunting and fishing.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children, Kelli Kurtz of Morgantown, Tammy Krause, of Reading, and Marie Gilbert of Paradise; a stepson, Dwayne Winchester, and grandson, Koty Gilbert, who resides with his grandparents in Parkesburg; eight other grandchildren; and five siblings, Jerry Gilbert of West Field, Mass., Shirley Bowman of Honey Brook, Joyce Thompson of Troutman, DE, George Gilbert of Parkeburg and Myrtle Gilbert of Pomeroy.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkeburg, with Pastor Andrew Straubel officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Upper Octorara Cemetery of Parkesburg. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing, which will be held from 10 until 11 AM.

Online condolences can be posted respectfully at www.wildefuneralhome.com


Dera Pat And Coty, I was so sorry to hear about Bill passing.I had the pleasure of meeting Bill about fifteen years ago at Ore-Ida Foods. It was a pleasure working with him. He always made me look at handling issues and or problems in a different way. Every now and then he would treat me to some homemade fried potatoes, buscuits and gravy! I'll never forget that whenever I think about Bill. He was a good husband,stepfather,Pop Pop, and friend. God bless you all and I'll keep you in my prayers.

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Coty and Family,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Hess Family

Emilee's Uncle and Family
Tim, Kim, Chris

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Dear Pat,Coty and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Bill.I talked to Celia last week and she told me how ill he was. My family was praying for him and will continue to pray for you.Coty_my heart aches especially for you.I know how close you were to him.You've been considered family to me ever since I met you when you and Joey became friends. I wish I were there to just hug you.I love you so much.Pat-My heart goes out to you. May our Lord wrap His arms around you and the family and may you feel His love.

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Pat, Marie i am sorry to hear of your loss. I know this is a tough time for you, and you are in my prayers.

most of my memories of Uncle Bill are when we were kids. he always had a way of making us laugh. We always liked going over uncle Bill's house for cookouts and picknicks. over the years i guess i kind of lost touch with Uncle Bill, but my fond memories of him will never fade. Marie i love you. I'm truely sorry for your loss.

Mark Erdelyi...Marie's cousin

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i went to school with marie. i am so sorry to hear about yor dad. i will pray for you guys in this time of sadness.

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Dear Marie,
So sorry to hear of your lose. I know all to well how you are feeling right now and my prayers go out to you and your family. Also...Jennifer Pennington has been working with me and asked me to send her condolences as well.

Lori Skowood and Family

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