George Jonathon Gilbert Jr.

May 25, 1927November 21, 2017

George J. Gilbert, age 90, of Traverse City, passed away on November 21, 2017. He was the loving husband of over 68 years to the late Martha, cherished dad of David (Susie), Dennis, Yvonne (Don) Cunkle, Theresa Shimmel and Colleen (Paul) Kollmeyer, grandpa of Greg, Carol, Kerry, Christopher, Sheri, Elizabeth, Scott and Megan, and great-grandpa of six. He also leaves behind many dear friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents Jeanette and George Sr., his wife, Martha, and sisters, Elaine Maxon and Evelyn Colter.

George was a veteran of the Navy, having proudly served during World War II. He retired from GM Buick Division, Flint in 1978 after 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Luther Lion’s Club, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He dearly loved his family.

Visitation was held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, with a Vigil for George at 7:00 p.m. Mass from the order of Christian Funerals was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski presiding.

Memorial contributions in George’s name were made to Luther Lion’s Club, 1003 N. State St, Luther, MI 49656 or to The Villa at Traverse Point Resident Library Fund, 2828 Concord, Traverse City, Michigan 49684.

Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.


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Lucy (Blakey) Regis

November 28, 2017

George and my dad were lifelong friends and I know my dad loved him like a brother. We grew up knowing George and Martha and they were both such lovely people. My prayers are with all the family. God bless you with comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Larry Blakey

November 27, 2017

I've known George my whole life.He and my dad have been friends since grade school. A very nice man and good friend to my dad. He and Martha are missed.

November 26, 2017

George was like a brother , the best hunting and fishing partner,and friend for many, many years Lyle Kelsey

Linda Anderson

November 26, 2017

Yvonne, Keeping you in thought and prayer.