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Robert E. “Rob” Gibson, Jr.

September 10, 1963 - December 26, 2020

Robert E. “Rob” Gibson, Jr., age 57, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Born in Baltimore, MD on September 10, 1963, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Dorothy Ann (Whay) Gibson. Rob was a self-described computer geek and history buff who collected coins, baseball cards, and trains. He enjoyed walking, biking, and striving to have the greenest lawn in his neighborhood. Rob bonded with his grandkids through his love of Lego building, model rocketry and space exploration. He cherished every moment spent with his family.

Rob is survived by his children, Jennifer McClafferty (Michael) of Hagerstown, MD and Katie Shaw (Jacob) of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren, Emlyn Shaw, Dustin Shaw, and Spencer McClafferty; and sister, Karen Marsh (Steven) of Woodbine, MD.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rob’s memory to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.


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  • May these memories bring you comfort. Rob loved spending time with each of you.

  • This morning, when checking up on another old friend from AstraZeneca, I thought about checking up on Rob and found this. I had no idea we had lost him. He was a decent guy and an incredible technical person. Prior to AstraZeneca, I worked with Rob at what was then DuPont’s Scientific Computing Division when he worked for Cray. He’ll be missed.