Michael Gilbert

Photo Michael Gilbert Dec. 29, 1940-Jan. 25, 2010 Passed away suddenly on January 25th 2010 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon G. and Louise S. Gilbert. He is survived by his devoted wife of 17 years, Sharon Lee Gilbert and was the loving father to Carolyn (Sal) DiFonzo, Marilyn (Jon) Lindner and Jeffrey (Bernadette) Gilbert. He leaves behind his adored grandchildren; Emma, Ben, Melanie, Chance and Ryah, his siblings; Tim, Gus, Joe, Chris and his first wife Janet May Riley. He also leaves many other family and friends and will be dearly missed by all. Michael graduated from West Point in 1963 and received his B.S in General Engineering. He attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Army and served his country with two tours in Vietnam and one in Germany. He received many awards for heroism, including five Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was a man of faith and once considered the vocation of priesthood. He attended Sacred Heart School of Theology and was a man who practiced what he preached and prayed scripture daily. He loved sports especially golf and football and always could be found pursuing his hobbies of fixing mechanical things and working on cars. Visitation for family and friends will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 31st with a Rosary/Vigil Service to begin at 7 p.m. at DUGGAN''S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 1st at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, followed by a Committal at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to the , 1650 S. Amphlett Blvd., #110, San Mateo, CA 94402, or your favorite charity in memory of Michael V. Gilbert.

Funeral Home

Duggan's Serra Mortuary
500 Westlake Avenue Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 756-4500
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2010