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On November 3, 2007, GERALD "Jerry" S. GILBERT, of Highland, MD, Sarasota, FL, Ocean City and Deep Creek, MD, passed away Saturday at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia MD; beloved husband for 47 years of Evelyn Boyer Gilbert; devoted father of Kimberly M. Bates and husband Roy, Keith F. Gilbert and wife Lisa, Michelle Wetherbee and Barbara Sue Griffin and former husband William; adored grandfather of Sarah, Justin and Pierce Bates, Ryan and Tyler Gilbert and William Jr., Jocelyn and Christine Griffin. Mr. Gilbert was born April 8, 1935 in Phillipsburg, NJ. Jerry is survived by two brothers Bill Gilbert of Corning, NY and W. H. Gilbert of Newark, DE, and three sisters, Jane Blanchard (Vert), Horsehead, NY, Marlene Shutts of Syracuse NY and Sandra Bollow (Blair) of Lancaster, PA. His brother Jim predeceased him and is survived by his widow Peggy Gilbert of Corning NY. Jerry is also survived by nieces, nephews and legions of good friends from California to New England and abroad. From 1954 to 1957, Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp in the Presidential Honor Guard. He was a member of the Montgomery County Police Dept., from 1956 to 1965. From 1965 to 1982, Jerry was General Manager of CFB Construction in Hyattsville, MD. He was president and owner of Owen Brown Liquors Inc, from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. Funeral arrangements are being made by Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD. Visitation is Wednesday November 7, from 3 to 5 and; 7 to 9 P.M. The funeral will be held Thursday, November 8, 11 A.M. at Witzke Funeral Homes Inc. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to The Maryland Chapters of the Heart, Arthritis, Diabetes and Lung Association

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