Norfolk — Adele Gilbert, 89, passed away on Dec. 24, 2013 after an extended illness.
She was born in New York City to Joseph and Dora Okyle, and moved to Hampton Roads in 1946. Her husband of 68 years, Dr. Arthur Gilbert predeceased her, as did her brothers, Leonard and Aaron Okyle.
Adele was active working with Hadassah, and volunteered as a pink lady at both Portsmouth General Hospital and Maryview Hospital.
She is survived by her children, Mark and Karen Gilbert of Virginia Beach, Susan and Gerry Maggiora of Tucson, Ariz., Janet Gilbert of Virginia Beach and Seth and Gwen Gilbert of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Drs. David and Deena Gilbert, Rachel and Jeremy Krupnick, Leah Weisel and Max Weisel, Grace and Sarah Mezzy, Ethan Gilbert; and three great-grandsons, Perrin and Noah Gilbert and Henry Krupnick.
A graveside service was held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery by Rabbi David Goldstein.
Donations to the Gomley Chesed Synagogue Cemetery Fund or Jewish Family Service. Sturtevant Funeral Home.