Ronald G. Gibson Sr. 79, of Oakfield, NY died December 15, 2010 at his home. He was born May 28, 1931 in Shelocta, PA a son of the late Glenn and Ruth (Keith) Gibson. Mr. Gibson worked for Rochester Products a Division of General Motors for over 17 years before retiring. He was an exceptional mechanic and inventor, having built his own airplane and helicopter. He had a pilot’s license for single engine aircraft and refurbished farm tractors as a pastime. He was preceded in death by 2 great-grandchildren the late Ally Walker and Evan Ferchen.
He is survived by his wife Rebecca (Moore) Gibson of Oakfield, 6 children Ronald G. (Deborah) Gibson Jr. of Batavia, Michael L. (Patricia) Gibson of Oakfield, Gloria (Stephen) Ferchen of Lockport, Judith (Frank) Mack of Elba, Susan (Richard) Abraham of Akron, and Betty (Lynn) Kirchner of Oakfield. 3 Brothers and 3 sisters Norman (Evelyn) Gibson of Byron, Lawrence (Chris) Gibson of Albion, Kenneth (Sue) Gibson of Basom, Gloria (John) Falker of North Carolina, Marilyn(Art) Mason of New Jersey, and Doris Cole of New Mexico. 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild survive along with many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday December 17, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Funeral Home.
Burial will take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba. Memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to or call 343-8260. Arrangements by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.