GILBERTSON, Thomas L. 74, of Tampa passed away April 28, 2014. Born in Madison, WI, and raised in Mono-na, WI, Thomas joined the Navy reserves while in high school and after 2 years in the reserves, he served 4 years of active duty in U.S. Navy. He went to Northeastern University in Chicago, where he met his wife, and after graduating in 1967, he taught school in Madison, WI for 28 years. Thomas received master's degree in Humanities from the University of California at Dominguez Hills in 1988. He retired to the Tampa Bay area in 2000. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Jeanette Gilbertson of Tampa; children, David Gilbertson (Bobbette) of Bradenton and Bethanne Hayes (Brian) of Tampa; and grandchildren, Kaia, Hailey, Haakon, and Joshua. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, May 4 at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home, Oldsmar/ West Hillsborough Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Dr, Tampa. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences can be made at
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 1, 2014