Merle Richard Gilb

Aug. 20, 1918 - Sept. 15, 2013 -

Merle Richard Gilb died on Sept. 15.

He was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 20, 1918, to William R. and Freda (Mott) Gilb. He married Frances M. Hays on Nov. 25, 1945, and moved to Milwaukie in 1980. 

Mr. Gilb is survived by: daughter, Joyce Bucci; son, Terry Gilb, and his wife, Paula; grandchildren, Jocelyn and Justin West; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Private inurnment will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. 

Those wishing, may contribute in his memory to Rose Villa Foundation, 13505 S.E. River Road, Portland, OR 97222.

Arrangements: Stehn Funeral Home.