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Thursday, September 2, 2010

William B. "Ike" Gibbs, Sr., 91, of 365 Tannery Heights Rd., Emporium, PA

William B. "Ike" Gibbs, Sr., 91, of 365 Tannery Heights Rd., Emporium, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (September 2, 2010) morning.

He was born Oct 6, 1918 in Austin, PA a son of the late William "Will" and Virginia Woodring Gibbs.

On October 5, 1940 in Emporium he married the late Helen Koczwara Gibbs.

Mr. Gibbs served with the US Army during WW II, under the direction of General McArthur, in the invasion of the Philippines.

He was a Purple Heart recipient.

He retired from GTE-Sylvania where he worked for many years. He was a life member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.


Surviving
Daughter: Shirley Dippold, St. Marys
Son: William "Sonny" Gibbs, Jr., Emporium
Son: Joseph R. Gibbs and his wife Kathi, Emporium
7 Grandchildren
Several Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
Brother: John P. "Mick" Gibbs, Emporium
Sister: Gertrude Smith, Emporium
Sister: Patricia Zoffrea, Ohio
Sister: Mary Jane Peterson, California

Preceded in Death By
Parents: William "Will" and Virginia Woodring Gibbs
Wife: Helen Koczwara Gibbs who died April 26, 2003
4 Brothers: Robert, Thomas, Amsey Gibbs and James in 1920
6 Sisters: Louise Rutz, Virginia Russell, Bessie Neenan, : Lois Brown, Susan Klein and Nina Shadman

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating.

A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 9:30 - 10:15 AM.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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