Dr. Arthur A. Gilbert|
Norfolk - Dr. Arthur A. Gilbert, 90 passed away peacefully on September 5, 2012 . Born in New York City on May 5, 1922 he is survived by his wife of 67 years Adele Okyle Gilbert, his children Mark and Karen Gilbert, of Virginia Beach, Susan and Gerry Maggiora of Tucson, Az., Janet Gilbert and Seth and Gwen Gilbert of Virginia Beach. He also is survived by his grandchildren David and Deena Gilbert, Rachel and Jeremy Krupnick, Max and Leah Weisel, Grace and Sarah Mezzy, and Ethan Gilbert. In addition to three great grandsons Perrin and Noah Gilbert and Henry Krupnick.
Prior to his retirement in 1987, Dr Gilbert operated a veterinary clinic in Portsmouth Virginia for 40 years. He was a Life member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Honor Roll Life Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, former President of the Tidewater Veterinary Medical Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Portsmouth Humane Society from 1948-1987. Dr Gilbert was also a Member of Gomley Chesed Congregation and charter member of Gomley Chesed Men's Club.
The family would like to thank all Dr Gilbert's care givers including Brenda, Cynthia, Melissa and Rosie and well as the caring nursing staff at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at the Gomley Chesed Cemetery 3603 George Washington Highway in Portsmouth on Friday September 7th at 11:00 am. The family will be at the home of Mark and Karen Gilbert Friday after the service and Sunday from 1-7 pm.
Memorials may be made to the Gomley Chesed Congregation or a
Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel will be handling the arrangements.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 6, 2012