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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Leland Gilbert, 89, of Punxsutawney, PA, formerly of Germania, PA

Leland Gilbert, 89, of Punxsutawney, PA, formerly of Germania, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born December 6, 1921 in Germania, he was a son of the late Harry and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. On September 27, 1957, he married the former Shirley Ann DeShong, who survives.

Leland was a potato farmer in Germania until he retired in 1996. He greatly enjoyed tinkering with his Farmall tractors, deer hunting, raising animals, socializing with customers, and entertaining toddlers.

Surviving besides his wife of 53 years, Shirley Gilbert, are, a son, Rick (Sue) Gilbert, Galeton, PA; a daughter, Tammy (Bill) Haag, Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Gina (Bob) Sutton, Tori Gilbert, Trista (Tom) Pooley, and Philip Lewis; two great grandchildren, Olivia and Ethan Sutton; two sisters, Leota Macensky, Galeton and Catherine Davenport, Knoxville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Leland was predeceased by a son, Leland Gilbert, Jr., a daughter, Tracy Gilbert, and a sister, Rita Mosch.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Internment will be made in Germania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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