ROBERT GILBERT KENTON — Robert "Bob" F. Gilbert age 79 of Kenton passed away with his loving family by his side at 6:46 p.m. on Monday October 17, 2016. He was born on November 3, 1936 in Kenton, the son of the late William and Helen (Phalen) Gilbert. He was married to Shelba Spencer and she survives. Bob is survived by his children Darren Gilbert and Deborah (John) McEntee, both of Kenton, OH; grandchildren Shelsa (Ryan) Smith of Milford Center, OH and Johnna McEntee (Zac King) of Lewis Center, OH; great grandchildren Ianna Smith and Kelby Smith; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth Ann Shafer. He was a graduate of the Kenton High School class of 1954 and was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. Bob was retired from Golden Giant Building Systems working many years with the company as a building salesman. He was a partner in the ownership of South Side Six in Dunkirk, OH. Bob was an active Mason during his lifetime and was a current member of the Kenton Latham Masonic Lodge #154, Hardin County Shrine Club, York Rite Freemasonry, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, 32nd degree member of the Kenton Latham Chapter Order of Eastern Star #364, the Aladdin Shrine of Columbus where he was the recipient of the Ambassador Award, and was a member of the Kenton Elks Lodge #157. For several years Bob chaired the annual Hardin County Stag Picnic and loved every minute of it and the friends with whom he served. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings were more of love/hate relationship with the Cleveland Browns he would tell you. Bob enjoyed all Ohio State University sports teams although he would lead people to believe he was a Michigan fan just to get a reaction from them. He enjoyed starting the day each morning at the breakfast table with his friends. Bob had his final wishes followed to the end as he was an organ and tissue donor allowing others to live on thru his donation. Visitation for Robert "Bob" F. Gilbert will be held Friday October 21, 2016 at the SCHINDEWOLF STOUT CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Kenton from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Latham Masonic Lodge Services will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. The family invites you to attend the Graveside Memorial service held on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairview McDonald Cemetery with Pastor Gregg King officiating. The Kenton AMVETS POST 1994 Honor Guard will conduct graveside military services to honor Bob. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Bob's memory be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave.,Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting stoutcrates.com .
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