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50 East Nicolet Street
Banning, CA 92220
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Robert Earl Gilbert


1937 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Robert Earl Gilbert Obituary
ROBERT EARL GILBERT Robert Earl Gilbert passed away at home on December 8, 2013. Robert was born August 21, 1937 in Perris, Ca. He attended Perris Elementary and Perris High School. He attended and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. He served his country in the US Army. He married Catherine La Rue Bills in 1964 and they settled in Banning where he taught High School Vocational Arts. He earned his Master's Degree from California State University, San Bernardino and transitioned to High School Counselor for the latter half of his career, retiring after 36 years of service. Robert and Cathy raised 3 sons and 3 foster children in the pass area. He is preceded in death by his wife Cathy Gilbert, his parents Earl and Helen Gilbert and is survived by: his sons Tim Gilbert and his spouse Chad Hartman of Tampa, FL; Lloyd and wife Cathy Gilbert and his grandchildren Nylah, Aidan, and Addison of Harbor City, CA; Charles Gilbert of Banning; his sisters Maxine Bills of Hemet, CA; Patricia Johah of Grants Pass, OR; Arlene Gilbert of Perris, CA; brother Carl Gilbert of Idyllwild, CA, and his companion Evonne Fowler of Banning. Robert was the construction manager for Habitat for Humanity. He worked tirelessly on builds and remodels throughout Banning. He served on the Edward-Dean museum board of directors, volunteering for over 20 years in set designs for rotating exhibits. He also served and volunteered for several local community projects and agencies. Robert loved spending time with family and friends, had a great sense of humor and loved to read. He had a very sharp mind and knew what it meant to serve. He spent countless hours serving the community in which he lived. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held at Wiefels Mortuary, Banning CA at 1:00pm Thursday December 12th, 2013. Reception to follow.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 11, 2013
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