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Rowland "Gibby" W. Gibson

March 25, 1939 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 82)

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Rowland “Gibby” Gibson, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away on January 10th, 2022 at Christiana Hospital with his family by his side.

Gibby attended Newark H.S. and graduated in 1957. He was also a member of FFA, Future Farmers of America. Gibby went on to work for W.L. Gore & Associates until his retirement in 2002. He was one of the original 14 employees of W.L. Gore & Associates. When Gibby wasn’t working or spending time with his family, he greatly enjoyed fishing, sailing, woodworking, as well as leather-making.

Along with his parents, Harvey and Edith (George) Gibson, Gibby was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary A. Gibson. He is survived by his children, Kimberly Sweetman (Robert Palmer) of New Castle, DE, Brien Gibson of Newark, DE, Kevin Gibson (Elaine) of Newark, DE; his grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas, Taylor, Constance,  Joshua, David, CarolAnn; his great-grandchildren, Travis, Dalton, Sophia and Weston; and his brother, Robert H. Gibson.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, January 17th, 2022 beginning at 10:00am at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A funeral service will begin at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720.

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Services

Viewing
Monday
January 17, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
Monday
January 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following funeral service
Monday
January 17, 2022

Gracelawn Memorial Park
2220 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

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