Gilbert F. Dudgeon
RUSHVILLE: Gilbert F. Dudgeon, 91, of Rushville, Ohio, passed away peacefully at 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Autumn Healthcare of Somerset where he had been a therapy patient since October 2012.
Gilbert was born April 4, 1921 in New Lexington, Ohio, to the late Frank and Mildred (Kaufman) Dudgeon.
He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Gilbert enjoyed gardening, building projects, but most of all he enjoyed good conversation. He made friends where ever he went and during his short stay at Autumn Healthcare, he had won the hearts of each and every staff member. Gilbert was a 70 plus year member of the Eagles where he was an avid Bingo player.
He is survived by a daughter, Sherry Dudgeon of Somerset; 7 grandchildren, Wayne Dudgeon of Eastlake, OH, Brian Dudgeon of Mentor, OH, Diana Aliff of Cleveland, Kevin Aliff of Somerset, Charlene Aliff of New Lexington, Rhonda Lamp of Somerset, and Shannon Dudgeon-Daley of Newark; 17 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Gilbert was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Louise (Jones) Dudgeon, who passed away January 22, 2010; a daughter, Brenda Aliff Pritchard; a son, Garry Dudgeon; and a great-grandson, Collin Dudgeon-Daley.
At Gilbert's request, private family services will be held and no calling hours will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autumn Healthcare of Somerset, 411 S. Columbus St., Somerset, OH 43783, or to the Somerset EMS, P.O. Box 547, Somerset, OH 43783.
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com