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Friday, June 7, 2013

David T. Gibbons, 73, of Shinglehouse, PA formerly of Leonardo, NJ

David T. Gibbons
David T. Gibbons 
“Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather”

David T. Gibbons, 73, of Shinglehouse, PA formerly of Leonardo, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, with his loving family at his side.

Born September 23, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Patrick and Marie McSherry Gibbons. 

He married Patricia M. Dillon, who passed away on July 2, 2000. On May 3, 2003 in Shinglehouse, he married Toni K. Nupp, who survives.

Mr. Gibbons was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in Allegany. He was employed in several professions, including owning and operating the former Shinglehouse Saloon with his wife, Toni.

He was a social member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and the St. Bonaventure Alumni Association. An avid and knowledgeable investor, Dave monitored the stock market daily. His greatest love was his family.

Surviving besides his wife are seven children, Christine M. Gibbons of Belford, NJ, David P. Gibbons of Flagstaff, Arizona, Kim L. (Mark) Voorhees of Shinglehouse, LeRoy W. (Marcia) Nupp of Bolivar, NY, Erica S. Hooper of Cuba, NY, Draven M. Gibbons and Seth E. Gibbons, both of Shinglehouse; three grandchildren, Ethan M. Voorhees, Brooke L. Voorhees, and Ryan W. Nupp; a sister, Patricia (Richard) Anastasio of Wheatley Heights, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gibbons was predeceased by his parents and first wife.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 with Father Thomas E. Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, PO Box 25, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

A fond memory of Dave may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

1 comment :

Kim said...


If I could talk to you one last time
I'd tell you so much..
Like how Ethan loves you more than any other
You always take the time to be a big part of his life
He notices and so do I
He says his grandpa dave is the smartest man alive
And you know what I think he's right
He will miss you and even in his sleep tonight he cries for you
His grandpa, his friend ...his hero!
Brooke always makes you laugh
You know she loves you so
You always have a smile and a wink to let her know
She says when she wants something she'll just ask her grandpa dave
When anything or anybody bothers her she always runs to you
Yes my kids know grandpa Dave's love is true
You've been with them all their life
How do I help others say goodbye to you
When I myself don't know how
You came into our life
When you made my mother your wife
She's never been so happy
I know I've thanked you often
But let me do it once more
Thank you dave, dad,grandpa and friend
We wish you were still here
And oh how we've all prayed
God please bring grandpa back...
Wake us from this day......
We love you and miss you so..

Thank you for sharing your love with my kids and my whole family