Billy & the Boys
William Joseph Gilbert
  • 29 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 2, 1987
  • Place of birth:
    Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 30, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Pennsylvania, United States
❤️Your presence we miss Your memories we treasure Loving you always Forgetting you never...... We All Love You BG Fly Free My Son❤️

This memorial was created in memory of our beloved Son~Father~Grandson~Brother & Friend
William Joseph Gilbert, 29,passed away on December 30, 2016. 
Born on November 2, 1987 Abington, Pennsylvania
Son of William Lance Gilbert & the late Elise Elizabeth Sperling/Gilbert 

Billy was a great kid growing up. If you got to know him you loved him. He played the sport of the season. He loved Philly sports teams & was a Diehard Eagles fan. He loved his 3 sons more than life itself. He had a great smile and sense of humor. He was definitely one of the silliest kids I ever met. If you take the time to view the photos you will see the love his friends and family had for him & he loved them back. That’s why it hurts so much to lose him to this horrible evil disease and we can only pray that the world wakes up to truly help these people beat it not cope with it and yes they are people they are your children, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. 

Billy is survived by his sons Caiden 7, Liam 6 & Evan 4, Sister Taylor Lynn Gilbert & Jeff Wolford w/ children Jeffrey & Ryleigh, Brother Justin Gilbert & Danielle Ray, Grandparents Patricia & Frank Strassacker, Lance & Arleen Gilbert, Jim & Lisa Sperling, Janice & Richard Shelton. Aunt Anita O'Shea, Uncles James Sperling, Brian & Shaun Sperling. William & Joseph Shelton. Stepmother Lisa Gilbert Stepbrother, Derek Banfill & Stepsisters, Kayla & Madison Banfill

Per Billy's wishes, if he were to pass there would be no public viewing & he would be laid to rest next to his mother. The burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial fund we set up for Billy's sons Caiden, Liam & Evan Gilbert. This fund is to benefit the future of the boys. A little goes a long way. 

Please enjoy the memorial page that celebrates Billy's life & please share your memories as well. Thank You

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Janet Million on 14th January 2017

"I was so sad to learn that you lost / we lost Billy.
I hope his memories give you some peace
And knowing he is with his mother and our lord
He is forever safe
Much love    Janet Million


This tribute was added by P Benson on 8th January 2017

"I am sorry about Mr. Gilbert's passing.  Thinking about a love one who can no long laugh or tell us jokes can bring pain.  For we who have experience this pain we can encourage you to keep looking forward.  For the resurrection is sure and then the enemy death will be no more.  We have God's promise that his word is true.  John 5: 28, 29"

This tribute was added by R. F., on 8th January 2017

Your son is sleeping. God will  comfort and heal your crushed heart. "To revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of those being crushed." (Isaiah 57:17) He understands your pain, and your suffering. Soon as he did for his son (John 3:16), he promise to do for yours. John 6:40 states  " For this is the WILL of God, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.”  Reflect, and have faith and  comfort in those words, in time,  you and Billy's boys will be there to embrace your son, and all of your loved ones again."

This tribute was added by R. F., on 8th January 2017

"Billy was the light of many, but now  has left.  To keep his memories alive, Let us have God "Become eternal light, And the days of your mourning will have ended". Isaiah 60:20"

This tribute was added by Maria Zim on 6th January 2017

"It's been years since I've Billy, Heather, and the kids, but I remember them well and fondly. I'm so so sorry to hear about Billy's passing. He was always so happy and full of life."

This tribute was added by Ileana Betschner on 5th January 2017


I've known of you since the 6th grade but I never got the honor of becoming your friend becuase I was too shy to approach you and looking back I regret that because from what I can see and from what I hear, you were a pretty awesome person ! I hope you rest easy now and you watch over your family especially those three amazing little boys of yours !! Rest in Peace..."

This tribute was added by Hope Blankenship on 5th January 2017

"As I lay this flower for Billy and so so many gone to soon I guess only God picks the best flowers in the Meadows of this world  R.i.p. to the ones we love and hold so dear see yall soon..."

This tribute was added by Kathleen M Smith on 5th January 2017

"Rest In Peace In God's Eternal Light , Billy.
  Know that you are loved forever!"

This tribute was added by Devyn Horton on 5th January 2017

"I know i don't know you but i saw this on Facebook and wanted to say sorry for you're loss.. another gone so soon but never forgotten, fly high."

This tribute was added by Melanie Romanauski on 4th January 2017

"Billy I'm glad your suffering is over and you no longer have to fight the evil that put you to rest. I will forever remember you as the funny, caring, and loving friend you were to me. Your boys will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again my friend."

This tribute was added by Melanie Moore on 4th January 2017

"This tribute is so beautiful. It breaks my heart to see your family and loved ones suffering, but you are not suffering anymore. It's so comforting to know that you are not alone and with your mother. Your boys are amazing and I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with them. It warms my heart knowing they are a part of you. God rest your soul Billy.  You will forever be in our hearts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Lisa Marie on 4th January 2017

"May all of Billy's family and friends find peace during this time. He is NO longer suffering and is now at peace. It it amazing what you are doing for his sons. My fiance and I will try to make a donation as soon as we can. God bless all of you!"

This tribute was added by Christine Nadeau on 4th January 2017

"Rest easy. This breaks my heart................."

This tribute was added by Jeana Horst on 4th January 2017

"Rip . Fly high in heaven and watch over your family from above. Wow hone too soon my friend."

This tribute was added by Heather Palmer on 4th January 2017

"I love ypu with everything Billy. You were my one and only nothing will ever change that. I promise you that i will take care of our babies. I will never love anyone like i loved you. Im so lucky to be able to have a piece of you through our beautiful boys. I love you"

This tribute was added by Holly Peterson-Borrelle on 3rd January 2017

"Rest In Peace Billy.  Gone too soon...."Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.""

This tribute was added by Karen Wolford on 3rd January 2017

"What a beautiful tribute to Billy. Although I've only been in his company a handful of times I know a lot about the kind of person he was through Jeff & Taylor. I believe we all became one big family through them and my heart goes out to all of you. I know he will be terribly missed, but always remember the happiness, laughter & joy he brought into the lives of his friends and loved ones. By these beautiful pictures I can see how much he was loved and how much love he had to give. God rest his soul. He is now at peace."

This tribute was added by Anne Hinnegan on 3rd January 2017

"Oh, sweet, kind, wonderful Billy, I have loved you since you were a little Marlin!  You were so spunky, athletic and funny, but the thing I remember the most is your heart - you loved so big and so bright. Whenever I think of you, I will see you and your mom hugging each other tight and I will say a prayer for those who are struggling here on earth."

This tribute was added by William Gilbert on 2nd January 2017

"It broke my heart to lose you, But you did not go alone a part of me went with you the day your Mom called you home, A million times I've thought of you A million times I've cried If loving you could have saved you You never would have died. Forgive me lord, I'll always weep for my son I loved so much But yet I could not keep"

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