Batavia - After a long hard fought battle, Stephen Gilbert passed away on Thursday (August 12, 2021) while under hospice care at home with family by his side. His wife and main caregiver Cherri never left his side.
He leaves behind his wife, Cherri (Constas) Gilbert, six children, Michelle, Jay, Charles, Kyle, Alesha, and Melissa; eight grandchildren and a new great-granddaughter.
Steve was adopted by the late Rev. Gordon and Jean (Burkes) Gilbert when he was two years old and found humor in reminding his several siblings that he was “the chosen one.” Growing up, Steve was a practical prankster and loved to explore many different hobbies. He found his true passion in welding and worked for Pfaudler for over 40 years. He has always had strong family bonds far and near.
As much as he loved being a husband and father, he adored being a grandfather even more. He would always find a teaching moment in everything and usually with a dry sense of humor. Steve was known for putting others’ needs before his own. He has always been the rock of the family and will be dearly missed.
A big special thank you to HomeCare & Hospice, Donna, Jennifer, Nicole, and Dawn as well as those of you who supported our family on this long journey. “Family is not about being blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.”
There will be no visitation. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Stephen's name to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, New York 14020. Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at