Alan W. Gibney

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BENNINGTON - Alan William Gibney, 66, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, of ALS.

He was born Feb. 17, 1948, in New York City and grew up in Syosset, N.Y.

He was a graduate of Clarkson University, BS degree in Chemical Engineering 1969, and Penn State, MS degree in Physical Chemistry in 1976.

After active duty in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1969 to 1976, in Thailand, Germany and Vietnam, Capt. Alan Gibney, begin his 35-year career at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pa., as chief engineer and senior advisor, contributing to Naval nuclear ship engineering for submarines and aircraft carriers.

He was known for his military and civilian contributions to national security.

Survivors include two siblings, Robert Gibney of Dorset and Janet Pillard of Vero Beach, Fla., nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Four Chaplains All Faith Memorial Chapel of Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Private burial will follow in Saratoga Springs National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Friends of Vermont Veterans Home, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

For online condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on Aug. 19, 2014
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