Dr. Arthur A. Gilbert

by | Sep 14, 2012 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Dr. Arthur A. Gilbert, 90 passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2012.

Born in New York City on May 5, 1922, he is survived by his wife of 67 years Adele Okyle Gilbert, his children Mark and Karen Gilbert, of Virginia Beach, Susan and Gerry Maggiora of Tucson, Az., Janet Gilbert and Seth and Gwen Gilbert of Virginia Beach. He also is survived by his grandchildren David and Deena Gilbert, Rachel and Jeremy Krupnick, Max and Leah Weisel, Grace and Sarah Mezzy, and Ethan Gilbert. In addition to three great grandsons, Perrin and Noah Gilbert and Henry Krupnick.

Prior to his retirement in 1987, Dr. Gilbert operated a veterinary clinic in Portsmouth for 40 years. He was a Life member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Honor Roll Life Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, former president of the Tidewater Veterinary Medical Association, member of the board of directors of the Portsmouth Humane Society from 1948–1987. Dr. Gilbert was also a member of Gomley Chesed Congregation and charter member of Gomley Chesed Men’s Club.

A graveside service was held at the Gomley Chesed Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gomley Chesed Congregation or a charity of choice. Sturtevant Funeral Home.