George Gilbert

George T. Gilbert
George T. Gilbert, 89, of Whitehall, formerly of Allentown, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 in St. Lukes Hospital, Allentown, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dora E. (Schappell) Gilbert. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Elsie R. (Kelchner) Gilbert. George was a World War II veteran, serving with the Army Air Corps. Mr. Gilbert was a member of the IWSA (I Was Shot At) and the China-Burma-India Veterans Assoc. George was an electrician at Bethlehem Steel for 20 years. He later became an Electronics Teacher at William Allen High School and later at Lehigh County Vocational Technical School in Schnecksville for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of Jordan U.C.C., Allentown, where he was one of the old-fashioned electricians. He had been a member of the former Trinity U.C.C. in Allentown and was a former Pack Leader of Cub Scout Pack #37. Mr. Gilbert was a member of the Lunch Bunch, which was the former Slatington AARP. He was also a member of the Retired School Teachers Assoc. and the Whitehall Lions Club. He was a former member of the Lions of South Whitehall. Survivors: Sons: Jeffrey G. Gilbert and his wife Carol L. of Whitehall, Daniel M. Gilbert and his wife Linda K. Hamman of Allentown; grandchildren: James M. Gilbert, John M. Gilbert and his wife Christine L., Deanna J. Hamman; great-granddaughter, Paige M. Gilbert. George was predeceased by brothers Bill and Humphrey and by sisters Althea, Dorothy and Vera. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jordan U.C.C., 1837 Church Rd., Allentown 18104. Call 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. Contributions: To Jordan U.C.C. or Whitehall Lions Club, 730 7th St., Whitehall 18052.

Funeral Home

Stephens Funeral Home, Inc.
274 N Krocks Rd Allentown, PA 18106

Published in Morning Call on Oct. 17, 2012