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Ricky Van Gibbs Sr.

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Ricky Van Gibbs Sr. Obituary

Ricky Van Gibbs Sr., age 61, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, surrounded by family, after an extended illness. He was born on March 1, 1953, to Luther Gibbs Sr. and Ella Wilson Gibbs.

He was a 1971 graduate of Tech Memorial High School, and was later employed by Metro Machine and Riley Power, for several years. He later decided to get his associate degree in Specialized Technology from E.I.T., and graduated in 2012. He loved to fish, build computers, watching the Cleveland Browns play, but most importantly, spending time with his family.

Besides his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory four sons, Dadisi, Ricky, Jerrod Gibbs, all of Erie, and Sergio Wiley of Germany; three daughters, Cherise (Marcus) Gibbs Pope, Chelsea, and Ciara Gibbs, all of Erie; two brothers Luther (Elder Kathy) and Dana Gibbs (Rose Ross), all of Erie; a sister Paula McLaurin; three grandchildren, Ricky Gibbs III, Elijah Gibbs, and Amaiyah Wiley; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., for hours of remembrance, at Law Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Ave.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 12, 2014
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