Gilbert “Gib” L. Sanford, 80, of Youngsville, PA, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Rouse Warren County Home.
Born on November 18, 1934 in Warren, PA he was the son of the late Gilbert M. and Mayola McNett Sanford. Gib lived in Youngsville, PA his entire life and was former owner and operator of the Sanford Christmas Tree Farm in Youngsville from 1964-1997. He served as a Brokenstraw Township supervisor for 14 years and was formerly employed with S. M. Flickinger Wholesale Grocers for 25 years. Gib was also a well tender for 5 years for the former Witco Oil Co. He was a member of the Warren Eagles Lodge and was an avid hunter.
Gib is survived by his wife, Sara Mae Fleming Sanford, who he married in 1955 in Youngsville, PA. He is also survived by 2 children, Paul D. Sanford and his wife, Vivian, of Youngsville, PA and Pam Baker and her husband, Joe, of Pittsfield, PA, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Leslie Sanford and his wife, Betty, of Youngsville, PA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gib was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Hultman.
Friends may call from at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 1:00 P.M. to
2:00 P.M. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Rick Hamrick, Pastor of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Sanford Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to the Salvation Army of Warren County, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com