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Joseph R. Gibbs, 72, of 226 Arch Drive, Emporium, PA

Joseph R. Gibbs

Joseph R. Gibbs, 72, of 226 Arch Drive, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 11, 2017) night.

He was born October 22, 1944 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late William B. and Helen Koczwara Gibbs, Sr.

Vietnam War Veteran
On November 28, 1969 in Farmers Valley, PA he married Kathi Mullin Gibbs, who survives. Joe and Kathi were married over 47 years. He graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1964. 

He served his country during the Vietnam Era, for four years, with the U.S. Navy. Joe often shared his service memories of both home and abroad. He had witnessed many changes in his 37 years of employment at GKN in Emporium.

In addition to his wife Kathi he is survived by two sons, Kirk (Jill) Gibbs; Brett Gibbs & (Cheryl), both of Emporium; three grandchildren: Kierra (Jason) Schwab, Alora (Justin Farren) Gibbs and Jennifer Gibbs; three great grandchildren and another to join the family soon.

One sister, Shirley Dippold, St. Marys and a brother, William Gibbs, Jr.; three nieces and he also leaves behind Kevin, Rose, Zachary & Jeremy Learn of Erie

He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. and Helen Koczwara Gibbs, Sr. 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Saturday at the Barnett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 18, 2017) at 3:00 PM with his sister-in-law, Debb Lee, officiating.

Military services will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the service.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

1 comment :

MH said...

Rip Joe you where a great friend and co worker the old powder room gang .