Bruce Howard Gilbert
GILBERT: Bruce Howard Gilbert, born in Pittsburgh on July 2, 1925, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away on December 10, 2015 at the age of 90. Bruce was the son of the late Joseph and Priscilla (Dinner) Gilbert. He was the beloved husband of the late Jane (Hantman) Gilbert, to whom he was married 57 years. Cherished father of Susie (Mark) Tabor of Boca Raton, loving grandfather of Gregory Tabor of Boca Raton, brother of Herb (Carol) Gilbert of Delray Beach, Fla., and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bruce attended Davis and Wightman Elementary Schools and Taylor Allderdice High School. After serving in the Army Air Corp. during World War II as a radio operator in Scotland and England, Bruce returned to the University of Pittsburgh to complete his degree in the School of Business Administration. While at Pitt, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He resumed his career with his father in the family furniture business, Gilbert’s Fine Furniture on Smithfield Street, Downtown Pittsburgh, and began his 50-year devotion to the business. In December 1973, the store relocated to Pompano Beach, Fla. Bruce’s lifelong love of sports included Sunday morning softball at Schenley Oval, basketball at the YMHA, golf and bowling. Private funeral services were held at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton Mausoleum. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237; Hospice by the Sea, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 or to a charity of your choice. Services and arrangements by Keith Kronish Jewish Funeral Director 561-866-5815.