Herbert Gilbert, 92, of Boynton Beach, Florida passed peacefully on Tuesday January 24, 2023 surrounded by loving family. Born on January 10th, 1931, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Samuel and Rebecca (Marcus) Gilbert. He graduated from Geneva College, married his sweetheart Marlene (Garson), and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. After returning home, he joined the family business, Gilbert Iron & Steel, and settled in Beaver Falls where he raised a family. Herb enjoyed acting, singing, winning at gin and craps, and was intensely creative. His inventions included the first U.S. patent granted for a smokeless electronic cigarette in 1963.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Sheldon. He is survived by his loving wife Marlene, his sister Joan (Jerry Weissman), three sons: Bruce (Laura Bands), Steven (Michelle Coffino), and Rick (Eleanor Ruggiero), seven grandchildren: Andrew, Emily, Sara, Valerie (Benton Snyder), Ethan (Nikki Parkman), Joshua, and Noah, and two great-grandchildren: Sloane (Snyder) and Sam (Gilbert).
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service, Friday January 27 in the Agudath Achim Cemetery in Beaver Falls, which Rabbi Myer Vogel will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.
Arrangements by Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801-4th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
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