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Gilbert C. Smith

Died: 11/18/2010

Mr. Gilbert C. Smith, age 81, of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, died on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at his home.

A native Delawarean, Mr. Smith was born in Wilmington on June 10, 1929, son of the late David W. Smith and Ellen Marie Sandstrom Smith. He made his career with Ciba Geigy, retiring as a production supervisor after over 26 years of service.

In his leisure hours, Mr. Smith greatly enjoyed golfing and playing poker with friends. He was also an avid bowler. Most of all, he will be remembered as a devoted family man who delighted in spending time with his wife, children, and, most especially, his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he adored.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Virginia M. Moses Smith; children, Marla Bowlin of Baltimore, MD, Barry Smith (Candace) of Dover, and Deanna Fitzpatrick (Joseph) of Middletown; sisters, Lorraine Siltzer of Wilmington, and Bessie Ross (James) of Wilmington; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford, Walter, Roland, and Lester Smith, and sister, Ellen Finch.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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