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September 25, 2018

W. Russell Gilbert, 94

W. Russell Gilbert, 94, former Merritt Rd., Town of Granby resident passed away on Saturday. Russ graduated from Phoenix High School, class of 1935; a bachelors degree from Houghton College in 1939; a master’s degree from Syracuse University; and a second master’s degree from University of New Hampshire. Russ taught chemistry and physics for Hannibal High School. He was a carpenter for Carpenter’s Union # 12, Syracuse.

Predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Beatrice H. (Wright) Gilbert in 2006; his son Stephen A. Gilbert in 1964; his great-granddaughter, Makayla E. Gilbert in 2005; a brother, David Gilbert in 2004.

Surviving are his two sons, Russell A. (Betty) Gilbert of Alton, IL, and Wayne E. (Judy) Gilbert of Syracuse; three grandchildren, Darren (Lynn) Gilbert, Amanda Gilbert, and Stephen (Katrina) Gilbert; two great-grandchidren, Kiara and Alexander Gilbert; three brothers, Asa (Barbara) Gilbert of Pennellville, John Gilbert of Phoenix, Fred (Gloria) Gilbert of VA.; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services are Thursday October 21 at 2:30 pm at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY. Calling hours are from 12:30 to 2:30 prior to the service at the funeral home, 431 Main St. (Co. Rt. 57).

Contributions: Baldwinsville United Methodist Church, 17 W. Genesee St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

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