Obituary of Gary C. Dibble
Gary C. Dibble, 68, of Westfield, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday morning June 13, 2020, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.
He was a lifelong area resident, born on April 15,1952, to the late E. Carlton and Arlene (Burnett) Dibble in Westfield, N.Y.
Gary graduated from Westfield High School in 1970. He married the love of his life and his soulmate, Deborah Van Giesen on June 26,1976, at the Ripley Presbyterian Church in Ripley, N.Y.
He worked for General Electric in Erie, Pa., for more than 35 years retiring in 2012. His memberships included the Westfield Moose and the Fish & Game Club.
Gary loved the outdoors in his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. On a daily basis he could be found working crossword puzzles at breakfast with Deb. He had a great sense of humor and a sarcastic wit about him. He was a foodie who liked everything put in front of him. The number one thing though was his family, he cherished his children and grandchildren. Traveling with them, going to the farm, walking in the woods and family get togethers! Gary was a great friend and a wonderful father, who will be dearly missed by many.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Deborah Dibble; two daughters: Michelle (Randy) Gilbert of Mayville, N.Y. and Jessica Dibble of Westfield; a son, Jason (Sarah) Dibble of Clymer, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Andrew, Gabriel, Kennedy, Kale, Max and Callia; three great grandchildren, Genevieve, Dominic and Evie; three brothers” Roger and Larry Dibble of Westfield and Thomas Dibble of Amherst, N.Y.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Dibble; an infant daughter, Erin J. Dibble; his best friend, John (Boom) Layton; and his canine companion, Peanut.
All services will be private for the family on Thursday, June 18, 2020. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Gary’s memory to Kallies Krusade, the Oishei Children’s Hospital Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, NY.
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