Autty A. Gilbert, 88

July 05, 2009

JULY 3, 1921-JULY 4, 2009

Autty A. Gilbert, 88, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the Julia Manor Health Care Center, Hagerstown.

Born July 3, 1921, in Leitersburg, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph Maxwell and Mamie (Cline) Gilbert.

He was the husband of 34 years to the late Mary Louise (Himes) Gilbert, who died in 1992.

Autty served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later retired from Pangborn Corp., Hagerstown, after 36 years of service.

Autty is survived by two daughters, Victoria A. Beyer and Sandra D. Caroscio, and one son, Mark Gilbert, all of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.


In addition to his wife, Autty was preceded in death by four brothers.

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Leitersburg Cemetery, Leitersburg, Md. The Rev. C. Michael Henning will officiate. Military honors shall be accorded by AMVETS Post 10, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3120 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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