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.
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.