I have been asked to extend Sympathies to all on behalf of my uncle, Norman John Brokaw, my mom, Shirley Parmley and Gib's High School Classmates. My mom was in art class with Gib. She said, he was a wonderful artist & was always ‘ahead of his time'. She said, ‘he was the first Beatnik in Granite City'. Also, I wanted you to let you know, George Pellet cherished his friendship with Gib. They talked often. George passed away in January 2013. George use to tell me great stories of his good times with Gib.