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Leo Gilbert


Gilbert Leo

services for Leo Gilbert, of 1129 Mechanic Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday
(May 9, 2009) at Notre Dame Church at 11:00 am with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Friday (May 8, 2009) from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at
Frary Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Mr. Gilbert passed away on Thursday (May 7,
2009) at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Gilbert
is survived by his wife, Sallie; two sons, Leo Gilbert III, of Ogdensburg,
and Michael F. Gilbert, of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Susan and her husband,
Scott Sellers, of Ogdensburg; one sister, Judy Revier, of Plantation, Florida; three
grandchildren, Emma Gilbert, Jeb and Darien Sellers. He was predeceased by one
sister, Helen Zocholl.

Gilbert was born on December 9, 1935 in Ogdensburg the son of Leo and Elizabeth
Kennedy Gilbert. After the death of his mother, his father
remarried Julia Gilbert. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1953. He married
Sallie LaFlair on November 30, 1968 at Notre Dame Church with Rev. Joseph
Trombley officiating. He served in the US Army from 1958 to 1960 in Germany.

Gilbert belonged to Local 322 Laborers Union, Massena. He retired in 1993 after
25 years of service.  His work included the St. Lawrence Seaway Project, the Ogdensburg
Sewer project, and Ogdensburg Free Academy projects.

He was a
past member of the Oddfellows. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He
liked sportsman shows, reading, and watching old movies. He loved spending time
with his grandchildren.

contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.

8 Condolences

  • Larry Mitchell Posted May 8, 2009 11:01 AM

    Leo was a good man. I will never forget when he came to my garage sale and bought my garage.

  • Dr. Michele Vondra-Harwood Posted May 8, 2009 8:43 PM

    Dear Sallie,Susan and family:
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We were unable to attend the wake but please know, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sorry for your loss
    Dr. Michele Vondra-Harwood and Sherry

  • brian frisina Posted May 8, 2009 10:20 PM

    uncle leo love you

  • tim durand Posted May 8, 2009 11:53 PM

    sallie and family sorry to hear about leo i always injoyed taking to leo on my brakes on the porch when i was there are all in my thoughts. see you soon tim

  • Ted Como Posted May 9, 2009 4:37 PM

    Sallie and family: our deepest sympathies.

    – Ted & Val Como

  • Robert Frisina Posted May 9, 2009 4:45 PM

    To the Entire Gilbert Family on behalf of my family and my Grandparents
    Raymond and Louise Bouchard, I wanted to express our sympathies. I would often run into Leo at my grandparents, they were always so pleased when he came to visit. He had a way of making my grandmother laugh.

  • Tony Rishe Posted May 9, 2009 4:58 PM

    Mrs. Gilbert, Leo, Mike, and Susan,

    After all these years, from when we were really young, I still remember his humor and friendliness. And always will. My deepest condolences to you and yours.

    Tony Rishe

  • Carl Lunderman Posted May 22, 2009 3:19 AM

    To the Gilbert Family:
    Sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. We were great friends growing up and going to school together. He inherited his sense of humor from his mother. I was hoping to see him in July when I come for the class reunion. I know he will be missed.
    Carl Lunderman, Niagara Falls

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