Paul F. Gilbert, Jr., age 50, of Dunkirk, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at home.
He was born on October 10, 1963 in Westfield, the son of Janice Penhollow of Cassadaga, NY, and the late Paul F. Gilbert Sr.
Paul grew up in northern Chautauqua County and had attended school in Ripley and at the LoGuidice Center for Auto Mechanics.
He was an avid Pool player, and played in several Pool leagues in the area. He was a bicycle enthusiast who would re-build, ride and refurbish old bikes. He tinkered with old cars and loved to build muscle cars and scaled model cars. Paul had worked at Evans Auto shop for several years. He was a great Dad and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Besides his mother, Jan-ice, Paul is survived by his four daughters: Machele Gilbert of Dunkirk, NY, Nicol L. Gilbert of Brocton, NY, Sierra L. Gilbert of Silver Creek, NY and Tiffany Verge; and two sons: Joshua S. Gilbert of North East, PA, Daniel P. Gilbert of Dunkirk. Paul was the proud grandfather of Braydon Gilbert, Cody Shanks, Desiree Wicks, Natalie Gilbert, Lilianna and Tara Verge. He is further survived by his three sisters: Melody (Gerry) Pierce of Stockton, NY, Joanne (John) Gilbert-Hopkins of Mayville, NY, Terri (Byron Gens) Gilbert of Westfield, NY and his brother: Michael (Tina) Gilbert of Sinclairville, NY.
No calling hours will be observed. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Westfield Cemetery with Rev. Vincent Sanzo officiating.
Paul's family suggests that memorials be made to his family, c/o Melody Pierce, 5005 Munger Road Stockton, NY 14784.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send Paul's family a mes-sage of sympathy, light a Memorial Candle or for further information.