- Lasting Memories - Phyllis Weidler Gilbert's memorial

Phyllis Weidler Gilbert
Jan. 6, 1940-Jan. 8, 2024
Pleasanton, California

Phyllis Weidler Gilbert, 84, of Pleasanton CA, died while in the hospital of an aortic aneurysm. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1940 to Jay Benoir and Emma Dorothy Weidler. She grew up with a great desire to learn and during high school, her passion for math and science emerged. Phyllis began her college years at McGill University before attending the University of Pennsylvania and graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry. Phyllis met and married Samuel Vanderpoel Gilbert III and they had 3 boys, Sam, Jay and Geoff. Phyllis and her family eventually moved to Pleasanton, California where she raised her boys and went to work at Clorox Corporation in the Mass Spectrometry department. Phyllis retired from Clorox Corporation and she and Van opened a Wild Birds Unlimited store in Dublin, California. After Van passed away, Phyllis spent her time enjoying her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, playing bridge and tennis with her friends and volunteering in various ways in Pleasanton. Phyllis enjoyed traveling with her family and grandkids. She was most happy spending time with the people she loved.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Vanderpoel Gilbert III and is survived by her sons Samuel Vanderpoel Gilbert IV, Jay Benoir Gilbert, Geoffrey Calderwood Gilbert, 7 grandkids and 2 great grandkids.

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Memorial service
A Celebration of Life service will be at 5pm on Saturday, April 13th at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Pleasanton CA, 94566.

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