Dorothy R. Gilbert, 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born March 25, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John H. and Helen Livingstone Rudd . She was the wife of 66 years to the late David S. Gilbert, Jr., who passed away May 11, 2015. Dorothy was known for her hospitality, as she carried on a tradition of having traditional English dinner for her family every Sunday and holidays. Her sense of humor, quick wit and joyful spirit brightened family times together. She was a woman of class, integrity and wisdom. Dorothy was a generous and devoted caregiver as her presence and dedication brought comfort to the many she helped. She was a fashionista and was very artistic and creative, designing jewelry and floral designs, as well as sewing and gardening.
She was a former kindergarten Sunday school teacher and member of Peace Lutheran Church in Greenock. She had a deep love for children and animals, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy was affectionately loved as a second mother and grandmother to many. She is survived by her sons, Pastor David S. (Hinka) Gilbert, III. of Kintnersville, Douglas D. Gilbert of Elizabeth Twp., Drew J. (Michele) Gilbert of Lincoln , daughter, Denise M. (Joel) Waldman of Pittsburgh, daughter-in-law, Fusayo Negishi Gilbert of Pittsburgh. She was the beloved Nanny of David S. (Anna) Gilbert, IV., Troy J. (Savannah) Gilbert, Nathan J. Gilbert, Natalie M. Gilbert and Ian J. Gilbert, loving great-grandmother of Esther, Levi, Demi, Elias, and Indie, as well as nieces and nephews and her dog, Mina, as well as her grand-dogs. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Irene M. Keeler and brother, John H. "Jack" Rudd as well as her special dogs, Ticker, Daisy, Penny, Suzy, DeeDee, Liebchen, Angel, and Lita. Friends are welcome Sunday November 25, from 1-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home on Monday, November 26, at 11:00 am, with Pastor David S. Gilbert, III., officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published November 21, 2018.