Wednesday, June 30, 2010

W:.B:. Sidney Gilbert Turns 106

Happy 106th Birthday to W:.B:. Sidney Gilbert from Lakeland, Florida. Bro. Gilbert is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, and a Brother for over 80 years!

Born in Krupki, Russia on June 30th, 1904, Gilbert immigrated with his family to New York City in 1911. He stayed there until 1946, when he moved to Lakeland, where he went into business with his father-in-law. Over the years, Gilbert owned orange groves and sold tractors, trucks and refrigerators for Franzblau Gilbert Equipment Co. He was married for 42 years to Clara Gilbert, who died in 1976. He was married to Ingrid Katz for 24 years, who also died. He has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

For the record, he is also the oldest member of Kiwanis International.

1 comment:

San Diego Freemason said...

It is wonderful to hear of someone turning 106. It is truly amazing that B:. Gilbert was able to participate for so long in Masonry. Happy Birthday!