Gilbert, John K.
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John K. Gilbert, age 73, of Fairfield, beloved husband of 55 years of Barbara J. Gilbert, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Saturday, May 18, 2013. Born in Jamaica, NY and raised in Bridgeport the son of the late Kenneth Gilbert and Lucille Piner, he had been a Fairfield resident since 1962. John proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1962. He was a retired employee of Rotair Industries in Bridgeport. Mr. Gilbert served as Past Commander of American Legion Post # 143 and also served as Chaplain of the Third District American Legion. He was a member and Past Chaplain of the Fairfield Elks Lodge. John enjoyed hunting and fishing and was awarded many marksmanship trophies. He delighted in time spent with his family especially around the holidays. Survivors in addition to his loving wife Barbara include two beloved daughters, Beth Gilbert and her spouse Kathy Hughes of Guilford and Lynn Hasak and her husband James of Fairfield; three loving grandchildren, Danielle Heinrich and her husband Albert, Allison Hasak and her fiancé Emmet Greenan and Jill Hasak; two cherished great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Albert James (AJ); two brothers, James Piner and Kenneth Gilbert and a sister Karla Edwards; nieces and nephews. Friends may greet the family Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Constellation Hospice, 14 Westport Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com
Published in Connecticut Post from May 20 to May 21, 2013