Thomas F. Gilbert, 69, of Walton, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, June 29, 2020.
Born June 26, 1951 in Walton, he was a son of the late Louis and May Gilbert.
On Oct. 18, 1975, he married his loving wife, Stacie Gilbert.
Thomas served his state and country in the United States Armed Forces. He was saved on Saturday, June 27, 2020, by Pastor Larry with the New Hope Church, Walton. He worked at the Walton Central School where the kids adored him. Thomas was a caring family man and loved spending all his time with them. He lived for his kids and grandkids. Thomas loved NASCAR, and watched it every weekend. He was a craftsman and loved to build furniture.
Survivors include his children Hope Gilbert (Gerry) and April Gilbert (Tim); sisters Betty Brundege, Bambi Schlafer (John), Grace Gilbertson (Bill); grandchildren Makenna Hope (Bryant), Joseph Wanner (Brittney), Elias Caprio, Gavin Rowe (Lea), Emmalee Caprio, Marlee Caprio; great-grandchildren Connor Mead and a baby on the way named Maya Wanner. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Thomas is predeceased by his parents and brother Albert Gilbert.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Helios Care, 297 River Street, S Service Rd Suite #1, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message for Thomas’ family visit his online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com.