Lovis G. Gilbert, Jr.

WESTFIELD – Lovis G. “Junior” Gilbert, Jr., age 80, of Westfield, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa., following an extended

illness. Lovis was born on November 10, 1932 in Ripley, N.Y., the son of the late Lovis and Ruth (Miller) Gilbert, Sr. Mr. Gilbert was a member of the West Portland Baptist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #118 of Westfield. He was employed by General Electric in Erie, Pa., for many years prior to

working as a driver for Hardaway Concrete in Lexington, S.C. Lovis and Carolyn returned to Chautauqua County almost 13 years ago. He enjoyed NASCAR

(the Earnhardt teams) and the Country Music of George Straight. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. His family was everything

to him. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn M. (Kelsey) Gilbert, whom he married on March 24, 1951, his four daughters: Linda (Ralph) Gaszynski of Fredonia, N.Y., Beverly (James) Jones of Westfield, N.Y., Bonnie (Paul) Kelley of Stockton, N.Y., Sandra (Danny) Tucker of Johnson, Kan., and two sons:

James (Teresa) Gilbert of SC, and Lovis Gilbert III of Gilbert, S.C.; his three brothers: Robert Gilbert, Sr. of Ripley, N.Y., Raymond Gilbert, Sr. of Hartfield,

N.Y. and Ronald Gilbert, Sr. of Ripley, N.Y. Also, 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great great grandson survive. He was preceded in

death by his daughter, Brenda Gilbert, his two grandsons, Ralph Gaszynski, Jr., and James Jones, his great granddaughter, Kayla Tolbert, and by his

brothers, Miley Gilbert, Richard Gilbert, Sr., Kenneth Gilbert and Paul Gilbert and by his sisters, Betty Pierce, and Mary Ann Walters. Friends may call at the

MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., on Monday, May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the West Portland Baptist

Church, 7081 West Main Road, Westfield, N.Y., from 10 a.m. until the time of Funeral Services there at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles Robertson officiating.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family, c/o Carolyn Gilbert, 119 Bourne St., Westfield, NY 14787. Log on to

www.masonfuneral.com to send the Gilbert family a message of sympathy.