Ronald Terrence "Terry" Gilbert
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Ronald Terrence "Terry" Gilbert
1941 - 2018
OAKLAND - Ronald Terrence "Terry" Gilbert, 77, of Oakland, passed away on May 13, 2018, following a short illness. He was born in Waterville, April 20, 1941, son of Ronald W. and Thena Sullivan Gilbert.
In his formative years Terry studied music with the renowned Lila [Ma] Atherton. Upon graduating from Williams High School, he studied and was certified as an airline steward. With the love of music still in his heart he entered the Northern Conservatory of Music and graduated with a degree in music education. He also did graduate study in England.
He taught public school music for many years in Hudson, N.Y., where he had a renowned boys choir. Returning home, he taught music in Fairfield, along with maintaining Musical Trends, where he offered private music lessons in piano, voice, woodwind and brass instruments. His private students presented outstanding recitals each spring at many different venues.
He also worked for a number of years in the mental health field. His loving companions at different times throughout his life were his Chihuahuas.
He is survived by three sisters, Beverly Baird Cauley of Ocala, Fla., Natalie Vogler of Ocala, Fla., Sherry Gilbert of Oakland; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Catherine Bacon and husband, Otis, and two brothers-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.




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Published in Central Maine on May 23, 2018.
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May 23, 2018
Good by old friend I'll see you on the other side until then may you always be safe and secure in God's hands and heart peace be with you always.
Ronald Pressey
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