Meadville Tribune

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February 14, 2013

Robert Miller (Hoot) Gibson

MEADVILLE — Robert Miller (Hoot) Gibson died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. He was born June 18, 1919, in Meadville to Harold and Ethel Gibson at the historic family farm on the Harmonsburg Road.

Hoot served in the U.S. Army in the 25th Infantry Division under Gen. Joe Collins with the flag in the Philippines until the end of World War II, then went to Japan for the occupation.

He worked at the Talon Zipper plant, the Bessemer Lake Erie railroad, Nickel Plate railroad, Westinghouse, General Dynamics, North America and Lockheed Missile Division with 35 years in the quality control field.

Hoot served the Boy Scouts of America for seven years, was an avid golfer both in Pennsylvania and Florida, where he lived for 55 years, and was a huge fan of bluegrass music.

Hoot is survived by his son, James Robert (Hilda Gay) of Mississippi; his daughter, Kathy Hylton (Cecil) of Washington and his daughter, Judith Smith (Jimmie), who provided for his care in Ormond Beach, Fla.

He is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Satterlee (Joe) of Meadville; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Daniel; and his wife of 66 years, Annabelle.

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