Gibson, George L. Jr.

Victor, NY

GEORGE GIBSON 1942 – age 78; Originally from Rome, NY moved to Fairport for work and after marriage lived in Victor, NY for 48 years then in 2015 he and his wife moved to North Port, FL. George passed away on January 22, 2021 at age 78. He was born in Chicago, IL., Jan. 30, 1942 to George L. Gibson, Sr. and Jennie L. Monroe Gibson. At a young age his family moved to Rome, NY where his father owned an ice cream manufacturing business. He graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1960 and SUNY Morrisville in 1962. He majored in Horticulture and loved to grow any strange flower he could find as well as have flowers that bloomed starting in Spring and others that flowed to bloom through Fall. When we lived in Victor he enjoyed have various species of chickens as well. We had all sorts of colored eggs

He was a Prostate Cancer survivor and endured a long struggle with Diabetes. When we moved to FL he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s with Lewey Body Dementia.

These diseases took their toll on him, however he always maintained a cheery attitude, never giving up. He happily attended a Parkinson’s support group in North Port where he learned about his disease and how it affected himself and others.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce (Webb) Gibson, his sons Jason E (Sarah Tregay) of Clinton Township. MI., and Kevin A. Gibson (Beth Chaisson-Gibson) of Port Charlotte, FL. He is also survived by sisters Carol J Lewis of Dryden, NY and Marion E. (Kenneth) Webb of Fairport, NY and North Port FL. Also surviving are brother-in-Law Jack (Linda). Webb Surviving as well are nieces and nephews: Nigel Lewis, Lhney (Joshua) Steiner, York (Amanda) Lewis, Robin (Kirk) Miller, Brian (Courtney) Webb, Tracy (Jeff) Cuto, and Kristen Webb.   He was predeceased by his parents George Sr., and Jean (Monroe) Gibson, our infant son Charles, his Grandparents Louis and Jennie (Gadbois) Monroe and George A and Effie (Lowry) Gibson

George served his country in Alaska on active duty from 1964 – 1966 and then was in the Reserves from 1966-1970. He always enjoyed telling people about his experiences there. He said he drew the best duty. In the winter he was part of the Army Biathlon ski team and in summer he was one of the servicemen operating river boats back and forth to recreation camps for officers. He went moose and elk hunting and had lots of fishing time and loved it.

George was a 43-year member of the Victor Fire Department and very proud of his service to the Victor community. He was also 25-year employee of Eastman Kodak. George completely enjoyed being part of and serving his country and his community.


Calling hours will be, Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 11am – 1pm. at the Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home (26 Maple Ave. Victor, NY). Burial will immediately follow calling at St. Patrick’s cemetery in Victor near our son. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Victor Fire Department or The American Diabetes Association, in George’s name.


He will be sadly missed and joyfully remembered by all who knew him.