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Donald Leo Gibbs

March 21, 1928 — September 2, 2022

Donald L. Gibbs, 94, of Cape Canaveral Florida, formerly of Suitland, Maryland, passed away on
September 2, 2022, surrounded by loved ones.
Donald was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on March 21, 1928. He joined the Navy in 1945 to
serve his county during World War II. After the war he became an AC/Refrigeration Mechanic
with the Federal Government at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Southeast, Washington D.C. Following
his retirement with the Federal Government he worked as a school bus driver for
PG County, MD where he met his beloved wife, Brigitte.
He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. During his youthful years he loved
to play baseball and duckpin bowling. He loved reading, driving and spending time with his
family at the beach. He enjoyed family gatherings, cookouts and flying with his son in his
airplane. He was a strong and devoted family man who did life his way.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Brigitte A. Gibbs of Cape Canaveral, Florida, four
children, Steve Gibbs (Diane), Judy Rohde (Butch), Donna Scott (Gordon, Deceased) and Linda Davis
(Wayne), and two stepchildren, Bob Schaale (Kelly), Debby Oliver (Tom, Deceased) .
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Mary D. Gibbs, brother, Leo M. Gibbs, Jr., three sisters,
Mary Ann Smith, Evelyn Schafer and Betty Karas, and his first and second wives Phyllis Gibbs and
Bettye Gibbs, respectively and one stepchild, Ted Shaale.
The family will receive loved ones and friends for Don’s celebration of life on Saturday, October
8, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with a funeral service at 12:00 p.m.
at Lee Funeral Home, 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton MD 20735. He will be
laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton MD 20735. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association.

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