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Robert A. Gilbert

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Mack Trucks

Robert “Bobby” A. Gilbert, 83, longtime resident of Macungie, died Jan. 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury. He was the husband of Dorothea M. (Helfrich) Gilbert for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ray G. and Eva F.A. (Roth) Gilbert.

He was a 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks for over 33 years until retiring.

He was a member of Solomon’s United Church of Christ, Macungie.

He was a member of Emmaus Lodge 792 F&AM, Lehigh Consistory and was a 50-year member of Allen-Beauceant Commandery No. 20, Knights Templar.

He was a life member of Emmaus Fire Company No. 2 and Macungie Fire Company No. 1. He enjoyed his memberships in Wescosville Fire Company and Mystic Chain Park Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Amy L. and her husband Dennis Flynn; two grandchildren, Riley and Jacob; a sister-in-law, Jean L.; a brother-in-law, Harold “Sonny” Helfrich and his wife Mary; nieces; nephews; and extended family.

He was predeceased by a son, Troy A.; a sister, Betty J. and her husband William Hagenbuch; and two brothers, Ray and Richard and his wife Betty.

Services will be 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the funeral home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. A viewing will be 1:30 p.m. with Masonic services offered 2:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Macungie Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 114, Macungie, 18062.

Arrangement were made by Schmoyer Funeral Home.