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H. Vaughn Gilbert

August 29, 1931 — March 9, 2021

H. Vaughn "Pap" Gilbert, Sr., 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021. He was born August 29, 1931 in Christy Park and was the son of the late Elizabeth (Vaughn) and David S. Gilbert, Sr. He was the husband of 60 years to the late Shirley Ann (Sandmeyer) Gilbert, who passed away June 10, 2012. Vaughn was in the US Naval Reserves. He was an active member of Greenock United Methodist Church and a life member of The Central Vol. Fire Department. Vaughn was an amazing carpenter and cabinet maker and lent his talents and skills to many family members, friends, his church and firehall over the years. He was the owner of over 25 years of the former Wood Products Supply and retired as a kitchen designer at the Sutersville Lumber Company. He coached Little League baseball for the former Central Athletic Association. He built over 600 homes in Elizabeth Township and elsewhere. He was also a member of the Buena Vista Firehall social club and The WMBU Hall. Vaughn and his wife, Shirley shared many lifelong friends in a group fondly called "The Card Club". He is survived by sons, Vaughn (Debbie) Gilbert, Jr., and Larry (Janet) Gilbert, daughters, Cindy (David) Obley, and Lori Gilbert, grandchildren, Mike (Katie) Obley, Nicole (Dan) Ellingsen, Grant Gilbert, Maggie (Stevie) Gilbert, and McKenna Gilbert, great-grandchildren, Noah and Kendall Obley, Carly, Abby and Shane Ellingsen and Layla Bornyas, special nieces, Kristie (Chip) Krznaric and Shellie (Luke) Kuchma, sisters, Dora Mae (the late Carl) Barker and Elizabeth "Libby" Raczkowski, brother-in-law, Jack Greenewald, sisters-in-law, Linda (John) Peduzzi, Bonnie Gilbert and Janet (the late Allan) Sandmeyer, and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Gene (the late Daryl) Railingshafer, Fern Gilbert, Margaret (the late Red") Brewster, and Dorothy Greenewald, and brothers, David S. (the late Dorothy) Gilbert, Jr. and Richard C. Gilbert and brother-in-law, Richard "Pete" Sandmeyer. Friends are welcome Thursday, March 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 12, at 10:30 am at The Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Buna Vista Road, McKeesport, 15135 with the Rev. Lori Walters, officiating. Interment will follow at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Greenock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Buna Vista Road, McKeesport, PA 15135 Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
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Thursday, March 11, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Friday, March 12, 2021

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