Bruce A. Gilbert

January 19, 1928June 2, 2018

Bruce A. Gilbert, 90, of Boyertown, widower of Barbara Joan (Bernhart) Gilbert, passed away in the early morning of Saturday June 2, 2018 at the Pottstown Hospital. Born in Bernville, he was the last surviving child of the late S. Mabel and DelRoy Gilbert. He was employed in the maintenance department of Mrs. Smith’s Pies in Pottstown for many years. Bruce served in the US Navy as a Corsair pilot before/during the Korean War. He was also a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 471. Bruce also volunteered at Pottstown Hospital and local Boyertown Meals on Wheels for many years. He is a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown. Bruce loved sports, especially the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers and college basketball and could often be found wearing team apparel. He was an avid crossword puzzle solver and loved ice cream and sweets. He was a knowledge buff on military aviation, the English language, and the weather (especially the cloud types). He enjoyed deer hunting and making frequent trips to the cabin. Bruce is survived by his children, Todd A. Gilbert, Pamela J. Rader and Scott B. Gilbert of Boyertown. He was ‘Pop-pop’ to 5 grandchildren - Megan Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert, Kiley Boggs (Gilbert), Alyssa Albright (Rader) and Derek Rader. And ‘Great Pop-pop’ to 5 great grandchildren, Bryce and Chase Gilbert, Cora and Dakota Albright, and Hallie Boggs. Bruce is predeceased by his sisters Harriet Gresh, Joyce Kreider, Elaine Gresh and Dorothy Fryer. Funeral Services will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512 on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Online condolences may be made at


  • Todd A. Gilbert, Son
  • Pamela J. Rader, Daughter
  • Scott B. Gilbert, Son
  • Bruce was a 'Pop-pop' to five grandchildren, Megan Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert, Kiley Boggs (Gilbert), Alyssa Albright (Rader) and Derek Rader. And "Great Pop-pop ' to five great-grandchildren, Bryce and Chase Gilbert, Cora and Dakota Albright and Hallie Boggs. He is predeceased by his sisters, Harriet Gresh, Joyce Kreider, Elaine Gresh and Dorothy Fryer and his parents S. Mabel and DelRoy Gilbert.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bruce A. Gilbert

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Robert Spayd

June 5, 2018

I got to know Bruce through the Keystone Camp of Boyertown at the age of 12. Bruce , my father and I and the other members spent many a deer season together at the cabin. Many years Bruce would do the cooking and we could always count on a wonderful hot meal of turkey or ham at the end of a cold day. We would play small stakes poker and have a beer together at days end and tell stories of the days happenings. For many years Bruce served as Treasurer of the club and his financial records were very well kept and explained with detailed notes. Bruce was the last of the original 10 members and it is very sad to see the end of an Era. He was a great friend and fellow hunter and will be greatly missed. We will hold fast to all the good memories of his life with us. We pray that God will bless his family with peace and grace in this time of sorrow.