O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Thomas W. Gilbert Sr

Mr. Thomas W. Gilbert Sr., age 84, of Rt. 417, Allegany, New York died Sunday evening, October 11, 2015 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York.

Born on December 29, 1930 in Limestone, New York he was the son of the late Frederick & Elizabeth Britton Gilbert. He was married to the former Maxine Newark who predeceased him on May 7, 1998.

Mr. Gilbert was employed in the Crank Shaft Assembly for the Chevy Plant in Tonawanda, NY for 37 ½ years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of Charles Harbel American Legion Post #892, Allegany, New York, former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1025.

Surviving are: a son, Thomas (Romayne) Gilbert Jr., Buffalo, New York; 2 daughters, Susan (Dan) DeLisle, Westfield, Mass., Diane (Jon Shauf) Gilbert, Olean, New York; 14 grandchildren; 2 step daughters, Sandy (Dan) Magiera, Salamanca, New York, Sherri Keiser, Ashland, Viginia.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.

Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john @ orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.