MARTIN GILBERT died of heart failure on May 19, 2014.
He was 91 years old. Mr. Gilbert was born in Brooklyn, New York on
December 13, 1922 and spent his early childhood in New York and then
moved to Washington, DC where he attended the old Central High School
and the Benjamin Franklin School of Accountancy in Washington, DC
where he demonstrated his strong accounting and mathematics skills which
carried him through careers in the Maryland savings and loan industry and
later with the Federal Government.
Mr. Gilbert married his wife Betty, who survives him, on June 12, 1949 and
they had two children together. Betty became a homemaker and Martin
travelled the country as a bank auditor. They raised their children in
Washington, DC and Silver Spring where they made their home until
moving to Riderwood, Silver Spring, Maryland in 2012.
Mr. Gilbert was very proud of his family and was an active and dedicated
volunteer with the USNA Goat Club, the Annapolis Opera, National
Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Central High School reunion
committee and worked tirelessly in support of finding a cure for Alzheimer's.
Martin was a devoted and caring friend, always quick with a smile and a
kind word. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Susan Krohn of
Annapolis, MD and Gary Gilbert of Silver Spring, MD as well as his four
granddaughters, Stacie of Laurel, MD, Melissa of Baltimore, MD, Jesse of
Philadelphia, PA and Michelle of Silver Spring, MD as well as his two
grandsons, Nolan and Paxton and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Cecelia Gilbert as well
as his beloved brothers, George and Jack Gilbert.
Interment service will be held at King David Cemetery, Falls Church,
Virginia. The family has chosen not to sit Shiva.
Published in The Washington Post on May 21, 2014