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Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens

4244 Madison Street, New Port Richey, FL

Please join us for Marilyn's celebration of life service, which will be held on Saturday, September 19 at Meadowlawn Funeral Home. The Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 1-3pm and the Celebr...
OBITUARY

Marilyn B. Gilbert

January 9, 1944September 12, 2020
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Marilyn (Lyn) Gilbert passed away peacefully on September 12, following sudden kidney failure in June of this year, and a diagnosis of advanced cancer in September. She was surrounded by loved ones in her final moments at North Bay Hospital. Marilyn was born on January 9, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A loving mom and devoted wife, she leaves behind her husband and best friend, Glenn Gilbert; five children, Rob (Lynn) Samuel, Sharon Boggs, Sean Samuel, Doris (John) DeWolfe and Christine (Frank Iovino) Samuel; six grandchildren, Corey Boggs, Sarah Boggs, John DeWolfe, Vivian Iovino and Summer Iovino; her sister, Barbara (Fred) Humphrey; her sister-in-law, Doris Berge; and niece, Velvet (Chris) Chong. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Mary Barbara and John Leonard Mohr, and her brother, John Leonard “Bing” Mohr, Jr.

She was a bright student and contemplated becoming a nun or pursuing a career in teaching or nursing, all professions dedicated to caring for others. She applied to all three, and decided she would pursue the course of study where she was accepted first, which was the nursing school at Roxborough Memorial Hospital where she obtained her RN. She later attended Penn State University for continuing nursing education, and received her Associate’s Degree at Oakton Community College in Skokie, IL and her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Saint Leo’s University in St. Leo, FL. She also became a Licensed Massage Therapist to enhance her already healing touch.

Over the course of her career, Marilyn worked in hospitals in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Florida as a Nurse, Charge Nurse and Head Nurse, and then transitioned to being a Community Health Nurse at the Pasco Health Department, first with TB patients and then for many years as a Child Health Nurse, where she was known for giving the most caring, gentle shots to children. In her later years, she volunteered at the Life’s Treasures Thrift Store supporting the Hospices of Chapters Health System.

Marilyn loved baking, gardening and crafting, all tactile pursuits that utilize raw materials and creativity to bring something new into existence for the delight of others. She took copious notes in her 200+ cookbooks as well as in her gardening journal. She also pursued a deeper understanding of her faith and nurtured her close connection with God through bible study and regular attendance at First Baptist Church in New Port Richey, FL.

Everyone who knew Marilyn remarks on her warm smile and the inherent goodness that radiated from her. She was a ‘giver’ in the truest sense, an avid listener and supporter of all in her orbit – family, friends, colleagues and patients. She gave to too many charities to mention, top among them her church and university, along with those that help people facing challenges. She was there for others with her smile, open heart and very often a delicious homemade baked treat. We will all miss her dearly.

The service may be viewed at www.centralbaymarket.com. The service password is Marilyn9192.

The virtual room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service start time. Please note that the start of the live webcast will begin when the actual service begins.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

Memories

Marilyn B. Gilbert

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julian gilbert

September 18, 2020

I have nothing but fond memories of my aunt Lyn. She had such a sweet way about her. When she was speaking to you she had the ability to make you feel as if you were the only person in the room. She always took such a personal interest in everyone she met. She was full of nothing but love. Even though it had been many years since I’ve seen her prior to my grandmothers funeral, she made me and my wife feel welcomed and loved! She was definitely a special person. She had a specialness about her that transcended all beliefs, political or religious. I’ll always have her voice emblazoned in my mind. As simple and silly as it may sound... the way she compassionately said “yeah” really let you know that she was listening. We are all worse off for losing her! To my Uncle Glen, I cant imagine the loss you feel! Even though we are far away please know that we love you. We appreciate you and we pray that your pain is replaced by the joyful memories of how she enhanced your life. We are all better for knowing her. We love you and your family. Our family, not just by blood but also by choice!

CHRIS LUTZ

September 17, 2020

I met Marilyn in 1993 when I started to work at the PCHD. She was my supervisor and we became lifelong friends. She was patient, caring, always willing to help in any way she could. We made so many memories thru the yrs . In 2004 I moved on to HCHD in Tampa but our friendship only became dearer. I will never forget Marilyn . She taught me so much about being a true friend and I feel so priveliged that she was in my life.
I will miss her but I am glad she didn't suffer and I know one day we will see each other again. Til then I will smile whenever I think of her and see her smiling face, hear her soft voice and hold her in my heart.

Emily Oberst

September 16, 2020

I had the pleasure of volunteering with Marilyn at the Hospice Thrift store. Marilyn always had a wonderful smile and was so pleasant to everyone, and just a caring person. We will miss her at the store. My thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with her family. May your loving memories and comfort of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

Doris Berge

September 16, 2020

Lyn was my sister-in-law for 39 years. She was the best. Lyn was a great cook. She loved experimenting with different recipes. I always looked forward to her holiday goodies box: kumquat marmalade (she won a kumquat recipe contest) and her infamous Portuguese sweet bread. Lyn always added a special touch to card envelopes and gifts. She took extra special care of my mother. She held my hand and escorted me to see my mother when she passed. Lyn looked really good in rehab at my last window visit. She was so pleased with her manicure. I still hear her consistent telephone greeting: "Oh, hi Doris; it's Lyn." I love you Lyn. 💔❤🤗

Christine Boisen

September 14, 2020

I know that words alone can hardly ease the pain, but please know that my thoughts are with you and your family on the loss of your mom.
Love Always,
Christine Johnson Boisen

Gene Merida

September 14, 2020

Deb and I always loved seeing my cousins Lyn and Glenn, and Doris on our annual visit to see Aunt Cecilia. Lyn was always so friendly and kind. We will miss her.

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