Joyce F. Gilbert

June 24, 1931 – January 28, 2024


Joyce F. Gilbert, 92, passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 2024. She is predeceased by her parents Frances and Gertrude Kahlert, and her sister Elaine. She is also predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, John. She was a 1949 graduate of Glen-Nor High School, where she built lifelong friendships that lasted throughout her life. This is also where she met her high school sweetheart John.

Joyce was a loving Wife, Mom, Mom-Mom, and Great Mom-Mom. She was best known for her sense of style, her delicious baking, and her love of cooking Sunday dinners for her family and friends. She was employed with Strawbridge & Clothier for over 30 years. Her favorite place was Cape May, where she spent countless happy vacations, a tradition she passed on to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her sons, John Gilbert Jr., Glenn Gilbert (Laurie), and David Gilbert (Patty), her four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The Gilbert family invites all who knew Joyce to attend the services at Hope Community Church (formerly The First Baptist Church of Ridley Park), 19 East Ridley Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078. The viewing will commence on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 10:00 am, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to Hope Community Church.

Joyce’s life was a living testament to kindness and devotion to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by those who were fortunate enough to have known her. Her legacy of love and faith remains a comfort to us as we honor her memory.

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  1. Joyce Kearney-Honyak

    I hold so many beautiful memories of Joyce, close to my heart. Our annual Christmas cookie baking & lunches. Our trips to Lancaster, every fall. Our family vacations to Cape May with the Gilbert ‘s. She was so supportive to me, when I had cancer & started our lunches & rummy games, to get me out of the house. She was my Mom’s best friend. She was kind, giving, caring, she was like another Mom to me. She will live in all of our hearts forever. Because of her, all who knew her, were blessed to have her in their lives. She is living in eternity, with her husband, family, friends & I’m sure my Mom was right there, with open arms to welcome her home through heavens gates. R.I.P. Joyce I love you❤️


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