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Obituary for Mr. Edward S. Gilbert

March 22, 1928 - March 28, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 90


Edward S. Gilbert Jr., son of Mary Browne Gilbert and Edward Seaver Gilbert, Sr, passed away on Wednesday, March 28th in San Antonio, Texas. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, graduating from Jefferson High School and then University of Texas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He excelled for several years in the corporate world, receiving the David Sarnoff Fellowship for graduate study. He acquired his master's in business from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966.

Soon, the draw of Texas brought him back to San Antonio where he was a real estate broker before teaching Engineering Technology at San Antonio College. Ned loved spending time on his ranch in Karnes County.

He was a lifelong tinkerer and always had a project – usually something to do with restoring an antique car or a project on the ranch. He also enjoyed gardening, reading, and his favorite dog and companion, Teddi.

Ned's mother introduced him to the love of his life, the former Merle Armstrong, whom he married in 1959.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Lou Gilbert Blair.

Ned is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Merle Armstrong Gilbert; his children Alice Marie Gilbert and John Edward Gilbert; his granddaughter Bridget Amanda Blair; and also, his long-time caregiver Sylvia Peña, without whom he would not have been able to live at home for the last several years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm, Monday, April 2nd, at Porter Loring Mortuary followed by a reception. Interment will be held Tuesday, April 3rd, 2:00 pm, at Karnes City Cemetery in Karnes City, Texas.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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