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Joseph Hiram Gilbreth, Jr.

Obituary Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Joseph Hiram Gilbreth, Jr., age 84 of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Born May 15, 1927, to a military family, he graduated tenth in his class from The U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 1949 and served in Korea. Joseph was an engineer with Bell Laboratories for 30 years in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Alabama. He was an active member of the West Point Association of Graduates and enjoyed music, computers, books, current events, and the study of spirituality. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jean Herriott Gilbreth.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Gilbreth Rossow and Raleigh Rossow of Charlotte, NC, Catherine Anne Gilbreth of Cumming, Caroline Gilbreth Holley and Steven Holley of Dawsonville; step-children and spouses, Bradford Carl Metzler and Judi Metzler of China, Beverly Metzler Tifft and Stephen Tifft of Lancaster, PA, Craig Howard Metzler and Linda Metzler of Diablo, CA; 16 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 14th at 2:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Monday from 12:30 pm until hour of service.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Date
05/14/2012 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Ingram Funeral Home