Dennis H. "Denny" Gilbert, 67, residing in Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2014, in Firelands Regional Medical Center.
Denny was born Nov. 11, 1946, in Sandusky to Harold and Lois M. (Maschari) Gilbert.
Denny was a 1965 graduate of Sandusky High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who proudly served his country from 1965 to 1971, serving in the Vietnam War. He was a manufacturing technician at General Motors, retiring after 30 years of service. In the more recent years Denny had been running the DHG Second Hand Store.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Denny will be remembered as a jack of all trades. He was a talented and hardworking man who could build and repair almost anything, but most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Denny is survived by his wife, Nancy (Jones Gilbert), whom he married in 1990. He is also survived by his sons, Donald (Annie) Monk, Ronald (Rachel) Harrelson and Michael (Jennifer) Monk; 11 grandchildren, John, Josh, Kathleen, Seth, Shay, Preston, Alex, Michael, Carisha, Kayla and Zach; six great-grandchildren, Kevin, Ka'maria, Addison, Kaielle, Olivia and Michael; sisters, Pauline Edens, Stephanie and Candace Gilbert; brothers, William (Donna) Borden and Stanley (Susan) Gilbert; special cousin, Della Stewart; and numerous nieces, nephews, special aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Denny was preceded in death by his brother, Joel Borden.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the funeral home with Father Joe Steinbauer presiding.
Those wishing to contribute to Denny's memory may do so to American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115 St., Cleveland, OH 44106-3988; or St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.