Obituaries

Obituaries

F. Dean Gilbert 1932 - 2006 Leavenworth

Graveside services with full military honors for F. Dean Gilbert, 74, Oak Hill, Va., were at Leavenworth National Cemetery.Mr. Gilbert died Sunday, July 8, 2006, at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Va.He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Kansas, the son of Wilbert Carl and Fern Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert served in the U.S. Air Force for 29 years and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Purple Heart along with numerous other medals of honor. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel.He worked as a real estate agent for more than 20 years in the Northern Virginia area. He was an active member of the Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club. His wife, Gloria Gilbert, died earlier. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Vanette Gilbert, and a grandson, Chad Gilbert.Survivors include a son, Larry D. Gilbert, Lawrence; a daughter, Susan Mozga, Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren, Aaron Gilbert and Jessica Mozga; and a great-grandson, Cameron.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, Virginia Division Inc., Northern Virginia Area, 124 Park St. S.E., Vienna, VA 22180.