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DavId Gilbert

David Samuel Gilbert, III., 72, of Kintnersville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. He was born on October 29, 1951 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late David Samuel Jr., and Dorothy (Rudd) Gilbert. David was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, and Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. He served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a pastor for 40 years leading churches in Ohio, Iowa, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  Most recently he served as administrative pastor of Calvary Chapel Central Bucks in Chalfont, PA. He was a talented singer and lover of worship music.  He was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was the loving husband of 48 years to Hinka (DeVlugt) Gilbert.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by his sons, David Samuel (Anna) Gilbert, IV of Mechanicsburg and Nathan Josiah (Aubrey) Gilbert of Brandon, FL. He was the devoted Pappy to his grandchildren Esther, Levi, Elias, Ezra and Samson. He is also survived by his brothers, Douglas D. Gilbert of Elizabeth Township and Drew J. (Michele) Gilbert of Lincoln Borough, and his sister, Denise M. (Joel) Waldman of Pittsburgh, nieces, nephews and cousins. Public visitation will be held Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 9-11am at Calvary Chapel Central Bucks, 150 E Butler Ave, Chalfont, PA 18914. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with Pastor John Hessler officiating. Private interment will take place at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Towship. (412) 751-5000 Troy J. and Ian J. Gilbert, directors. Condolences can be made at

Originally published June 15, 2024.

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06/26/24 07:39 PM #1    

Robert Gentet (1957)

While Dave and I were on the Pasadena campus when he attended there, I don't recall ever meeting him. However, his death occurred in Pennsylvania while Marji and I were a short distance away visiting my youngest daughter and family. And so, I attended his funeral service.


I was surprised at the number of former AC students attending the funeral service. I got to meet a number of Dave's relatives as well. It was obvious to me that it would have be great to have known him, based upon the remembrances said of him during the funeral service. His sudden loss to his family and love ones was sad and unexpected. While our paths never passed personally in this life, I look forward to seeing him in the world to come. Thankfully, his family are strong Christians. I was able to publicly give the family the condolences of many of the former AC students who once knew him long ago and have many happy memories.







06/27/24 04:29 PM #2    

Mary Dean (Roscoe) (1973)

My condolences to David's family, especially Hinka.  I met her when we were teenagers at the Poconos.  MAyGod comfort them as only he can.

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