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VETTER, Gilbert Lyons
VETTER - Gilbert Lyons September 14, 2018, in Palm Coast, FL, age 92. Beloved husband of Dorothy M. (nee Dennis) Vetter, married 65 years. Survived by four loving daughters: Gail (Dennis) Ryan, Cheri (Matt) Stephenson, and Lori (David) Caradonna Bowers, all of Palm Coast; and Marci (Dana) Holler of Grand Island, NY; also six grandchildren: Corey Belotta, Brett Ryan, Cassidy White, Gina Caradonna, Nicholas Caradonna, and David Holler, and one great-grandson (Conor Ryan). Gilbert was born in Riverside, NY, on September 1, 1926. He served in WWII and Korea as a Navy Seabee. He was an avid ski jumper in the 1940s and met the love of his life on the slopes. They were long-time residents of the Town of Tonawanda and Hamburg. Skiing and camping were favorite family activities. Gilbert retired from GM Tonawanda Engine Plant in 1990, and relocated to Lake San Marcos, CA. Gil and Dottie enjoyed traveling around the world. In 2012, they moved to Palm Coast. Gilbert passed in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. A private family service will be held at an undisclosed date.