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Watt, Rev. Gilbert M.




The Reverend Gilbert M. Watt, 97, of Longwood at Oakmont in Plum, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was the loving husband of the late Jeannette Elizabeth Watt, and the late Dorothy M. Watt. The father to Robert F. Watt (the late Ellen) of Bloomington, IL. and Carolyn Watt Johnson of Fresno, CA., Gail Muller Altenburger (the late Larry) of Oakmont, PA, and the late Carole Muller Switala (Joseph) of Pittsburgh. He is survived by grandchildren Peter (Laura) Watt of Detroit, MI, Nathan Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, and Carley Altenburger of Oakmont, PA; and, by his great-grandchildren Aaron and Jonathan Watt. He is also survived by his longtime friend, Hope Horst of Plum, PA and her three children. Following his ordination by the Rt. Rev. Austin Pardue in 1949, Gilbert served the Lord through his long years of ministry as the Rector of the former Episcopal church in Barnesboro, PA; Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Peters Township, PA; Priest Associate of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Crystal River, FL; Priest Associate of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Oakmont, PA; and various interim assignments throughout Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, and Western Florida. His heart and mind were always serving his Lord and Savior right up through the hour before his death, when he led the Sunday Chapel Service at Longwood. Gilbert was a veteran of World War II when he served in the Army Air Corps. A service to celebrate Gilbert’s long life and ministry will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oakmont. There will be a reception in the parish hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Memorial Church, 378 Delaware Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139. Arrangements by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont