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Gerald Gibbons

January 18, 1931 — November 30, 2021

Gerald W. “Jerry” Gibbons, 90, of West Chester, PA, passed away on November 30, 2021. Born in Darby, PA in 1931, he was the son of the late William J. and Mary (nee Flanigan) Gibbons.

Jerry was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia and he remained an active alumnus throughout his life. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Upon graduating from Villanova University and attaining his CPA license, Jerry began his professional career at Arthur Anderson. He then spent 25 years of his career at Aramark where he became the Vice President of International Finance.

Jerry had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying in his Cessna 172.  He spent a lot of his free time waterskiing, fishing, flying, golfing and bodysurfing at his vacation home in Ocean City, New Jersey.  In his later years, much of his time was spent attending his grandchildren’s sports and activities. Jerry was a very active member of Saints Simon and Jude Parish for 54 years.

Jerry was the beloved husband of the late Molly (nee Shanaughy) Gibbons; loving father of Kathleen Urbine (Gary), Jay Gibbons (Patricia) and Rosemary Ryan (Gerald); adoring grandfather of Gary Urbine, Kelly Urbine, Brianna Gibbons, Bridget Gibbons, Molly Ryan, William Ryan, Megan Gibbons, Madison Ryan and Katelyn Ryan; dear brother of Eleanor McLaughlin and treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers Edward, Buddy, and Jack Gibbons and his twin sister Miriam Stoughton.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, December 6, 2021 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-431-9000 and 10:00-11:00 AM Tuesday at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382, followed by his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380, would be appreciated.

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Monday, December 6, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm

The Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester

1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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