David Michael Gilbertson, 58, of West Haven, beloved husband of the late Laura Gilbertson (Hufcut), died Saturday, October 16, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born June 2, 1963, in Northampton, MA, son of the late Robert and Constance Gilbertson (Yamilkoski).
David was a lifelong learner, teacher, and friend to many. His passion for teaching and science led him to work as a Science teacher early in his career. However, he spent the last two decades working a variety of technology roles at some of the largest insurance and healthcare firms in the US. He was a loving husband, a friend, an award winning brewer of beer and ale, a master musician, a fan of thoroughbred horse racing and other sports, including golf, and a proud member of Mensa.
He is survived by his brother, Thomas Gilbertson, and his wife Ginger of Cromwell; and his four nieces and nephews: Violet and Lily Gilbertson of Cromwell, daughters of Thomas and Ginger, Erik Wicander and his wife Allyson of Granby, and Crystal Lerz-Gugliotti and her husband David of Waterbury.
David was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Rebecca Wicander. His wife, Laura, died shortly after he did.
There will be a church/funeral service on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory, 300 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven, CT 06516. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to Our Lady of Victory Parish.
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