Donald F. Wilbert - 8/30/2017


Donald F. Wilbert-8/30/2017

Donald F. Wilbert, 89, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at home under the care of Hospice. He was born on June 22, 1928 in Rome, NY. He was the son of William W. Wilbert and Anna N. Kirk. He grew up on the family farm on the Osceola Road in West Leyden. He attended West Leyden Central School and graduated in 1946. Upon graduation, he worked with his father building many houses in the local area. His lifetime career was spent as a master carpenter, specializing in historical restoration. He owned Wilbert Lumber Company and Wilbert Custom Mill Works. In his retirement, he was employed as a Realtor in Sun City Center. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, traveling, wood-working and being with family and friends. He served as past president of the Sawdust Engineers, and was a volunteer for the Sun City Center Security Patrol, Meals on Wheels and past vestry member of the Episcopal Church. His greatest joy was assisting family with the construction and renovations of their homes. Survivors include his loving wife Patricia; sons Dr. Mitchell Wilbert (Jamie), Kelly Wilbert (Lesa), Alan Wilbert (Mary); daughters Christine Stanley, Cheryl Kapfer (Randy), and Gwen Wilbert-Ford (Robert); and stepchildren, Kathleen Bolduc (Greg), Mary Ward (Chris), and Reverend Richard Mahaffy II (Douglas); 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Patrick Bolduc. He is also survived by a sister, Marjorie Edwards, a sister-in-law, Priscilla Wilbert, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Norbert, Jerome, Howard and his sister Marie. His memorial service was held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11 a.m., at St. John Devine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb E. in Sun City Center, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sawdust Engineers, 1009 N Pebble Beach, Sun City Center, FL 33573.