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Robert A. “Bobby” Gilbert

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks retiree

Robert A. “Bobby” Gilbert, 83, and longtime resident of Macungie, died suddenly Jan. 30, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. 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 member of Solomon’s UCC, Macungie.

He was a 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School and worked for Mack Trucks for over 33 years until retiring.

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

He was a member of Emmaus Lodge 792 F&AM, Lehigh Consistory and 50 year member of Allen Beauceant Commandery #20 Knights Templar.

He was a life member of Emmaus Fire Co. #2 and Macungie Fire Co. #1. He enjoyed his memberships in Wescosville Fire Company, Mystic Chain Park Association and was an avid lottery player.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Amy L. and her husband Dennis Flynn; grandchildren, Riley and Jacob; sister-in-law, Jean L.; brother-in-law, Harold “Sonny” Helfrich and his wife, Mary; nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by a son, Troy A. in 2017, sister, Betty J. Hagenbuch and husband William; brothers, Ray and Richard and wife Betty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Macungie Ambulance Corps, Post Office Box 114, Macungie, 18062.

Services will be 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. A viewing will be 1:30 p.m. with Masonic Services offered 2:45 p.m.