Alberta Nelson Gilman
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Alberta Nelson Gilman Alberta Nelson Gilman, Millcreek, passed away in her loving husband’s arms on April 29, 2006. She was born on August 14, 1937, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Nelson. She attended Villa Maria Academy and later graduated from Andrews High School in Willoughby, Ohio. Mrs. Gilman was an actress, performing on Broadway, the Erie Playhouse, Erie Roadhouse and also in Hollywood. She loved flowers, books, and needle working. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Herbert Gilman; her loving family, Linda Ochin, Bob Gilman and his wife, Joyce, Cathy Chester and her husband, Mike; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her uncle, George Machuga, and his wife, Jean, and many close friends. Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505. Send condolences at Sign the guestbook at

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Published in Erie Times-News from May 1 to May 2, 2006.