Obituary of Paul Gilbert
Paul passed on July 7, 2017 after a valiant 43 year battle with cancer and its long term effects. Paul is survived by his parents Walter and Dorothy Gilbert of Cheektowaga, NY, wife Debbie, daughters Kristin (Matthew) Ray and Katie Gilbert, the best medicine ever his grandchildren Gavin, Landon, Allana and Brenna Ray, brother Gary (Kathy) Gilbert, sister Sandra (Barry) Smith, sister-in-laws Sharon (David) Sroka and Barb (Bob) Eberth and other family and friends.
Paul was a proud member of the Wegmans Real Estate Department for 23 years. He served as Director of Real Estate at Wegmans until 2016. Paul was instrumental in helping the company grow from a 44 store chain in the process of making an initial expansion into Pennsylvania to a company that now has twice as many stores spanning a geography of six states. Of their 92 stores, Paul was responsible for finding 48 of the locations as well as over a dozen additional locations in the development pipeline. Paul's dedication, extensive market knowledge and industry contacts played a critical role in the successful expansion of the business.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations can be made to Sussman Palliative Care Unit, UR Medicine, 300 East River Rd. Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627. We will be forever grateful for the loving care that Paul received in the Palliative Care Unit. Thank you doesn't begin to express our appreciation.
A memorial service will be held at St. Benedict Parish at St. Mary's Church 95 N. Main Street in Canandaigua on Monday July 10th at 11:30 am.