Gilbert "Gil" Urban
Entered Into Rest: Oct 5, 2017
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Entered Into Life: September 20, 1946
Entered Into Rest: Thursday morning, October 5, 2017
Visitation: Monday, October 9th from 3 to 9 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Mass of Resurrection: Tuesday, October 10th at 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church
Interment with Military Rites: St. Richard's Cemetery
Gilbert Arthur Urban, age 71, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on September 20, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio to Martin and Wealtha (Streaker) Urban.
Gil attended Swanton High School and graduated in 1965. He enlisted in the Marine Corps right after High School. He fought in the Vietnam War in 1966, where he was awarded 2 Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Vietamese Service Medal, Vietamese Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation. Upon returning from the war he was stationed in the Washington, D.C. Marine Corps Honor Guard until 1969. While stationed there Gil met his future wife, Anna Catherine Potts, of Cloverport, Kentucky. On June 21, 1969 they married at St. Steven's Cathedral in Owensboro, Kentucky. They moved to Ohio and together raised four wonderful children. Gil worked at General Motors for 31 years, retiring in 2000.
Several years ago, when Gil was much healthier, he was an active member of St. Richard Catholic Parish. He served as president of CADA and was involved with other church and school projects. He also served many years as Commander of the Swanton VFW Memorial Post #8598.
Gil was an avid Ohio State fan. He also loved hunting with his sons and nephews, fishing, golfing and gambling. Eating out was a favorite thing to do too and he could often be found at Loma Linda's restaurant.
Gil is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Anna Catherine; children, Jim (Melissa) Urban of Toledo, OH, Jeff (Sharon) Urban of Holland, OH, and Christine (Dave) McAllister of Swanton, OH; grandchildren, Hunter, Max, Gabe, Liam, Marnie, Major, Annabelle, Chesney, Michael, Katie, and Emily; as well as his deceased son's wife, Jennifer; and siblings, Eva (Denny) Hallett, and Bobby (Kay) Urban; and many nieces and nephews.
Gil was preceded in death by his parents; his oldest son, Bill; and brothers, Martin, Bill, Johnny, Albert, Tom and Chuck.
A special thanks to all the loving family members and friends who have been so comforting during this difficult time. A big thanks also goes out to St. Luke's Hospital and the very caring and professional medical staff there.
Family and friends may visit Monday, October 9th from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631), where the Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Tuesday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, where visitation will be one hour prior. Father Adam Hertzfeld will preside. Interment with Military Rites will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church or Swanton VFW Memorial Post #8598.
October 6th, 2017 3:07 am
Prayers and love for your family. Gil will be missed.
Dan & Amanda Karamol & family
October 6th, 2017 4:57 am
We are thinking and praying for your whole family. We care for you all so much.
October 6th, 2017 7:13 am
"Semper Fi" good friend, rest well in your final assignment.
My deepest condolences to Anna and family
October 6th, 2017 8:10 am
My thoughts and prayers are with Catherine and the entire family.
Gil, my brother-in-law, you will be missed. We had many special times together.Truly one of a kind Buckeye!
October 6th, 2017 9:14 am
Thoughts and prayers to you all, Gil will be missed.
Carol Householder Falkey
October 6th, 2017 2:20 pm
Prayers to all who loved him and I am sorry for your loss.
October 6th, 2017 2:48 pm
Anna Catherine, you have my prayers of comfort for you and the family. Gibby will truely be missed.
October 7th, 2017 9:33 am
Anna Catherine, you have my deepest sympathies for you and your family. Gil did so much for others. He would give you the shirt off his back to help you. RIP Gibby!!
October 7th, 2017 9:43 am
Dear Cathy P., My heart goes out to you and your entire family. I still remember the summer you met Gil. What a lovely couple you made! When you both walked in a room, you were so in love that your smiles lit up the room!
, I think it was love at first sight! The look of love--I'll never forget it. Thank you for beautiful memories. Take good care of yourself. May God wrap his arms around you and keep you save. Love, Linda
Charlie & Barb (Rieneckert) Guess
October 7th, 2017 12:57 pm
Anna, you have our deepest sympathy and we hope your wonderful memories with Gil will bring you comfort. So very sorry for your loss.
October 8th, 2017 7:04 am
Gilbert was someone I admired and loved.He was always so kind. In high school we were in class and I found out he had to go to war and I was so scared for him.
Lynda Coffey & David Westmark
October 9th, 2017 4:59 am
Please accept our sincere condolences.
October 9th, 2017 7:31 am
Anna, so sorry for your loss. Dwight joins me in expressing our deep sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carole & Jim Fuller
October 9th, 2017 8:05 am
Anna, we send our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Please know you will be in our thoughts & prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Randall & Amy Switlick
October 9th, 2017 9:27 am
Our deepest sympathy to the Urban Family. Gil brought many laughs to me over the years. He will be greatly missed.
John and Linda Slaninka
October 9th, 2017 3:09 pm
Anna, our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Gilbert gave all to his country and family. He will be missed.
October 13th, 2017 10:26 pm
My sincere regrets, ...from another Vietnam Vet. Semper Fi