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In Memory of

Ruby C. Gilbert

August 9, 1931 - April 26, 2017

Obituary


Ruby Gilbert of Penn Yan, NY passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2017 at the age of 85. Ruby was born on August 9, 1931 and was the daughter of Laurence & Ida Christensen. She married Robert A. Gilbert on February 28, 1958 and retired from NYS Electric & Gas in February, 1994.

As a life-long resident of Penn Yan, Ruby graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1948. She also enjoyed volunteering at Food for the Needy and at the Peppermint Parlor in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Honoring her wishes, there...

Ruby Gilbert of Penn Yan, NY passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2017 at the age of 85. Ruby was born on August 9, 1931 and was the daughter of Laurence & Ida Christensen. She married Robert A. Gilbert on February 28, 1958 and retired from NYS Electric & Gas in February, 1994.

As a life-long resident of Penn Yan, Ruby graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1948. She also enjoyed volunteering at Food for the Needy and at the Peppermint Parlor in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Honoring her wishes, there are no prior calling hours or services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

In honor of Ruby's love of her family, friends and community, all are welcome to join the family in a celebration of her life at 1:00 pm on May 13 at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters.

Ruby is survived by her sons Craig Chisom of Penn Yan, Kurt (Rita Buddie) Gilbert of Penn Yan, Kevin (Christine) Gilbert of Ocoee, FL and Gary (Margie) Gilbert of Luray, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Adam (Sonnary Campbell) Chisom, Cody (Kelby Jayne) Chisom, Joshua (Sarah Hooker) Gilbert, Jason Gilbert, Courtney Scott, Daniel Gilbert & Corey (Michelle Townsend) Gilbert, one great-grandson, Jacob Gilbert and several nieces and nephews.

Ruby will also be greatly missed by her adopted daughter, Janet Smart and her "posse" Gail, Joyce & Bertha.

Besides her parents, Ruby was predeceased by her husband Robert Gilbert on March 3, 1983. She was also predeceased by her siblings Rose (Frank) Kowalski, Ejner (Lois) Christensen, Arthur (Elouise) Christensen and Margaret (Lester) Francisco.