Howard J. Gibbons, 75, of Brewerton passed away Sunday Feb 5, 2012. He was born March 25, 1936 in Cortland, NY a son of Howard & Irene Masterpaul Gibbons. After the passing of his father, Howard was raised by his mother and step father, James H. Cole. Howard was a graduate of Cortland High School and Simmons School of Embalming. Howard also served with the U.S. Army during the 1950’s. On Aug 22, 1959 he married the former Colleen M. Browne. Howard retired from the Crouse- Irving Memorial Hospital as a respiratory therapist in 1988. He then went to work with the Central Square School District as a bus driver retiring in 1996. Howard was a life member of the Brewerton Vol. Fire Dept. and was currently serving as Fire Commissioner to the Brewerton Fire District where he also served as Past President and held various other offices. He also worked as a paramedic and served as a director to the Brewerton Volunteer Ambulance.
Surviving are his wife Colleen, a daughter, Katherine & John Walsh, Central Square, two sons, Mike & Colleen A. Gibbons, Troy, AL, John & Diane Gibbons, Brewerton, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a sister, Linda Cole, Marietta, NY and several nieces & nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10 am Thursday from St. Agnes Church, Brewerton, NY under the direction of the Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, NY. Interment Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay, NY. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home, 631 S. Main Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brewerton Vol. Fire Dept. in lieu of flowers.