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Gilbert "Gib" McGarvey
May 10, 1944 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Gilbert “Gib” McGarvey, age 79, of Brooklyn New York, formerly of North Washington, PA passed away on Friday October 20, 2023 at Brooklyn Hospital Center after a short battle with cancer.
Gib was born on May 10, 1944 in McAllen, Texas where his father was stationed in the Air Force. He was the son of the late Gilbert J. McGarvey and late Juanita J. (DeVault) McGarvey Martin.
He was a 1962 graduate of Moniteau High School and a 1966 Graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Gib worked for several years in Rochester before moving to New York City where he worked as a buyer for B Altman and later as a buyer for Bloomingdales. Together with George Wong, Gib opened a shoe store “9 and ½ Plus” that was very successful until being sold. Most recently, he had been employed by Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan where he has been a Union Officer for many years. Gib was on the Board of Directors at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center and was an active member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn. He also enjoyed buying real estate properties, rehabbing them, and renting them out.
Gib is survived by his longtime companion, Ernest Simmons, and many good friends and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, his mother who passed away May of 2023, his step father and many aunts and uncles.
Family and Friends will be received for Visitation from 11:00 to 1:00 pm Monday October 30, 2023 at the William F. Young Funeral Home 132 Main Street West Sunbury, PA 16061. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Edmundson, retired Pastor of Concord and North Washington Presbyterian Churches officiating.
Gib will be laid to rest in North Washington Cemetery beside his mother.