Gilbert W. Gracie, 88, of Derry, died peacefully Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his home. He was born March 7, 1934 in Bradenville, the son of the late James Gracie Sr. and Elsie Stemmler Gracie Schott.
Gib was a lifelong member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Derry. He had worked at Derry Westinghouse and had retired from ICI. An avid hunter, outdoorsman, poker player, Steeler and Penguin fan. Gib was a member and Past Master of LaMonte Lodge #568 F&AM, Derry and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a member of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society and past President of Cole's Cemetery Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather Carl Schott, his beloved wife Marge L. Markosky Gracie, his son Gilbert W. Gracie Jr., and his two brothers Jim H. and Tom A. Gracie.
He is survived by his precious daughter Coleen Roos of San Clemente, CA, two granddaughters, Marissa Tierney (Jon) of Newport Beach, CA, and Briana Roos of San Francisco, CA. His pride and joy were his two great granddaughters, Brooklyn and Tessa Tierney. He is also survived by two nephews, James Gracie Jr. and Lee Markosky (Kim), close friend Roger Kerin, his poker partner Gus Copelli, and his hunting companion Jimmy Byers, along with several loving cousins. Friends will be received Friday from 3-7pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11am in the Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church of Derry with the Reverend William A. Schaefer officiating. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow at Cole's Cemetery, Derry. LaMonte Lodge #568 F&AM Derry will conduct a service, Friday at 7pm in the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 324, Derry, PA 15627.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com