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Gilbert Thomas Fawcett

January 14, 1928 ~ June 13, 2018 (age 90)

Enon Valley, PA- Gilbert Thomas Fawcett, age 90, of Enon Valley, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Christian House in East Palestine.

He was born on January 14, 1928 in Enon Valley, PA., a son of the late George R. and Myrtle Studebaker Fawcett.

Gilbert enlisted into the Army in 1946 and served during the Korean War and Occupation of Japan.  After his discharge, he operated the Fawcett Feed Mill and later was employed as a welder and machinist for Strohecker Inc. in Enon Valley.  He was a member of the Enon Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge #411 F&AM of Enon Valley, Life member of the American Legion in Bessemer and the VFW of New Galilee.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, LaVon Elder Fawcett; three children, Kevin (Helen) Fawcett of Fairhope, AL, Karen (John) Cynkar of Enon Valley, and Kenneth (Lisa) Fawcett of Cranberry Twp.; four grandchildren, Nathan and Grace Fawcett, and Michael and Emma Cynkar; two brothers, Richard (Lorna) Fawcett of Roswell, New Mexico, and George (Ginny) Fawcett of East Palestine.

Gilbert was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth (Dale) Ehrenberg.

A private family memorial service was held at the Van Dyke-Swaney Rettig Funeral Home in East Palestine with Pastor Duane Herron officiating.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Karen and her staff at the Christian House in East Palestine for their professional and compassionate care of Gilbert and his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilbert’s memory to: Christian House, 82 Garfield Ave., East Palestine, OH 44413.

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Christian House
82 Garfield Ave, East Palestine OH 44413

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