ROGER GIBBONS

Age 73, of Bethel Township, PA, died July 2, 2007 after a long, courageous battle with cancer at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Born in Chester, PA, raised in Twin Oaks, PA and a former resident of Upper Chichester, PA, he had resided in Bethel Township since 1962. Mr. Gibbons founded the Gibbons Insurance Agency in 1964 in the Upper Chichester area. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict as a Sergeant. He was past president of the Chichester Rotary 7450, Chichester Business Assn. and Lower Delco Lion's Club, he was also a member of the Del Vets in Wilmington, DE, Concord Masonic Lodge 625. He volunteered for the Marine Corp. Toys for Tots and Purple Heart. In April, 2007, Upper Chichester Twp. honored Roger by naming the park located at the corner of Chichester Ave. and Meetinghouse Rd. "Roger Gibbons Park". A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he never missed his grandsons', M.J. and Michael's sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn E. Lowe Gibbons; his son, Mark J. and his wife, Robin Gibbons of Bethel Twp., PA; 2 grandchildren, M.J. and Michael Gibbons.

Funeral service were held Monday, July 9, 10 am at the PAGANO FUNERAL HOME, 3711 Foulk Rd., Bethel Twp., PA. Masonic services by Concord Lodge, 625 F&AM, Sunday, 8 pm. Viewing was Sunday, July 8 from 6:30-9 pm and also Monday from 8:30-10 am at the Pagano Funeral Home. Interment was at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

In Roger's memory, contributions may be made, c/o Sunita Nasta, MD, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 3400 Spruce St., 16 Penn Twp., Philadelphia, PA 19104; or Military Order of Purple Heart #63, 708 Carole Ln., Aston, PA 19014.