Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Richard Wayne Gilbert
b: 1/29/1943     d: 2/4/2009

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The Washington Post, Washington D.C. - February 10, 2009
Richard Wayne Gilbert, 66, who spent 33 years working for the CIA before retiring in 1995 as a print-shop foreman at the agency, died February 4 at his home in Sterling, Virginia.   He had lung cancer.  Mr. Gilbert was a native of Danville, Virginia, and grew up on military bases while his father served in the Army.  He was a graduate of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland and received a diploma in printing from the Danville Technical Institute, now part of Danville Community College.  In retirement, he had been a league commissioner for the Suburban Friendship League, which provides scheduling services to recreational soccer teams.  He previously coached youth soccer teams in Sterling and Herndon.  His marriages to Yvette Gilbert, Juanita Burke Gilbert and Helen Butler Gilbert ended in divorce.  Survivors include a daughter from his second marriage, Melissa Cabrales of Arlington County; twin daughters from his third marriage, Maria Hundley of Roanoke, Virginia and Marian Gilbert of Dublin, Virginia; a stepdaughter, Marsha Stephens of Ashland, Virginia; two brothers, Dennis Gilbert of Reedville, Virginia, and Greg Gilbert of Murrieta, California; four sisters, Sandra Laird of Mesa, Arizona, Joyce Gilbert of Chantilly, Virginia, Joanne Griffin of Providence, North Carolina, and Carol Pyrtle of Watkinsville, Georgia; and four grandchildren.
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Richard Wayne Gilbert passed away at his home in Sterling, Virginia on February 4, 2009, after an extended illness.  He was 66.   A native of Danville, Virginia, he was born January 29, 1943, to Herman Hugh Gilbert and Helen Marie Gibson Gilbert.  His childhood was spent in Danville, Virginia, various military bases in the Washington DC area, and in Germany and Okinawa, where his father served in the U.S. Army.  He was a graduate of Danville Technical Institute in Danville, Virginia, where he received a diploma in printing.  He served the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia as a printshop foreman, and retired after 33 years of federal service.  Since his retirement, he has served as League Commissioner for the Suburban Friendship League, which provides scheduling services to local soccer teams.  Previously, he also coached youth soccer in Sterling and Herndon, Virginia.  He is survived by four daughters: Marsha Stephens of Ashland, Virginia; Melissa Cabrales of Arlington, Virginia; Maria Hundley of Roanoke, Virginia; and Marian Gilbert of Dublin, Virginia, and four grandchildren. Alexis and Gabriella Cabrales, Kyle Stephens, and Aiden Hundley.  He is also survived by two brothers, Dennis Gilbert of Reedville, Virginia, and Greg Gilbert of Murrieta, California, and four sisters, Sandra Laird of Mesa, Arizona; Joyce Gilbert of Chantilly, Virginia; Joanne Griffin of Providence, North Carolina; and Carol Pyrtle of Watkinsville, Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Helen Gilbert, and his brother, Donald Gilbert.

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