Celebrating the life of Gilbert Brate
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Gil was born on November 13, 1926. Was a loving husband, a good son to his parents, a caring brother to his siblings, a wonderful dad to his children, and a kind human being to everyone who crossed his path. He went to LP High School where he excelled at sports. He started his freshman year in basketball. He was drafted his senior year of high school into the army and served in Italy during World War II. Upon completing his service he came back to La Salle and finished his GED.
In 1951 he married the love of his life, Angela Sczepaniak. They raised four children Philip, (Patricia Warehan), David (Dee Kerr), Patti, (Tim Farmer) and Tom, (Tracey White).
He worked at Carus Chemical for 43 years. Gil liked taking pictures, watching sports, fixing things, and reading. He was a very handy person to know. He knew plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and built the two houses that his family lived in.
He had a sister, Mille, and a brother Artie. He had seven grandchildren: Tom and Keeley Farmer, Carrie, Kyle, and Cameron Brate, Angela and Chrystal Brate. Gil also had one great grandchild, Aiden Brate
He is preceded in death by his wife Angie. Gil and Angie were very happy together until she passed away. He will be remembered for being a man that always put others before himself.
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