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H. Gerald Gilton


H. Gerald Gilton “Gerry” of Mechanicsville, Pa., passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 24, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was 83.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Howard Hill Gilton and Maude Thelma VonWandenpful, Gerry resided in Roxborough, Philadelphia, before moving to Mechanicsville, Pa., in 1970.

Gerry received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art. After working as a graphic artist for Food Fair Stores and Container Corporation of America, Gerry started and ran Gilton Group Ltd., a graphic art studio for 50 years. Childhood summers were spent in Sea Isle City, N.J., and he was a former lifeguard with the Cape May Beach Patrol.

He was the beloved husband of 35 years to Patricia Anne Childs; devoted father of Gregory Todd Gilton and wife Maryann, Geoffrey Troy Gilton and wife Jessie, and Jocelynn Monique Burns; dear brother of Judith Collins and late husband Francis; loving Poppy of Allyson, Ashley, James, Jolie and Grace Gilton, and Lucy-Lee Childs Twitchell.

The family will receive friends at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 910 Allentown Road, Sellersville, PA 18960 on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 from 11-11:45 a.m. followed by a memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Doylestown Health Foundation, 595 W. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 or designate Doylestown Health Hospice).

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