William Joseph Gibbons

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TUNHANNOCK — William Joseph Gibbons passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. A resident of Tunkhannock, Bill was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Abington to the late John E. and Ruth Gibbons.

Bill attended St. Jude's Elementary School in Mountain Top and graduated from Archbishop Wood High School. An alumnus of Bloomsburg University, Hoot was a proud member of the SOB fraternity, where he made lifelong friends and brothers.

For his entire life, Bill was an avid businessman, establishing and running his own business. Since retiring, Bill enjoyed golfing, traveling, Philadelphia sports and visiting his children.

Bill was a big man with an even bigger heart. He would wish to be remembered as a devoted husband and an incredible father. His family was the most important part of his life. He loved them unconditionally, placing them before anything. Words cannot express the profound love he shared. Friends he made were friends forever. He was always extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children, Kate and John.

Throughout his life, Bill was passionate about basketball, coaching his son and teammates from youth basketball throughout junior varsity. His love for the Grateful Dead dated to 1969, ultimately getting to share the "Dead Head" experience with his son, John. They enjoyed many concerts together. As a fanatical Eagles fan, he finally got to witness and celebrate a Super Bowl win.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Susan Robinson Gibbons; daughter Kaitlyn Gibbons; and son John E. Gibbons. He is survived also by sister Patricia Sauerwine (Joe); sister-in-law Jo Ellen Gibbons; nieces and nephews Amy Sanfelice (Mark), Mark Sauerwine, Casey Sauerwine, Toby Steele (Rob) and Charles Gibbons (Lisa); and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Along with his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his twin brother, Phil (Flipper) Gibbons, and sister Margaret Gibbons.

Forever in our hearts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. A viewing will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. For online condolences or directions, visit

Memorial contributions may be made to: Tunkhannock Youth Basketball League, c/o People's Security Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 149, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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Harding-Litwin Funeral Home
123 West Tioga
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-2294
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Published in Times Leader from June 12 to June 13, 2018