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Clare C. Gilbert



of Middleport passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

Mr. Gilbert was born June 25, 1927 in Medina, NY son of the late Lewis and Gertrude (Stern) Gilbert and he has lived in Middleport all of his life.

He served in the US Navy during World War II.

He and his wife Rosemary (Mallaber) Gilbert were married October 14, 1950.

He was employed at Harrison Radiator as a pipe fitter and retired after several years of service.

He was a member and Past Master of the Hartland Masonic Lodge and he enjoyed his family and wheeling and dealing in all types of engines.

He also enjoyed playing cards, especially Eucre at the Medina Senior Center and the Middleport HUB.

He was predeceased by two brothers Roger Gilbert and Russell Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife Rosemary Gilbert, one son and one daughter Dennis (Florence) Gilbert of North Tonawanda and Karen Gilbert Robertson of Sanford, Florida; three grandchildren Brendon James Gilbert, Esq. of Cheektowaga, Todd Aaron Robertson of Denver, Colorado and Eric John (Lindsey) Robertson of Fort Worth, Texas; five great grandchildren Justin, Stella, Jane, Ben, and Emma.

Also surviving are his stepchildren Michael D'Auria of Buffalo, Harold Bergquist of Lockport and Jacquelline (Will) Worden of Middleport and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Stanley Thurber officiating.

Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the Middleport HUB would be appreciated by the Gilbert family.

Visit www.bateswallace.com to send a message of condolence.