Gilbert W. Holton of Landenberg

Gilbert W. Holton97, a lifetime resident of Landenberg, died Monday, Jan. 7, at his residence. Gilbert shared 60 wonderful years of marriage with his wife, Doris Crossan Holton, who died in 2011.

Born in Landenberg, he was the son of the late George F. Holton and the late Laura Sealy Holton.

Gilbert W. Holton

He was a lifetime member of Landenberg United Methodist Church.

Gilbert was the tax collector for London Britain township for 24 years and had served as the secretary of the Landenberg Building Association.

He was the office manager at Richard M. Crossan for 28 years, retiring in 1986.

Gilbert served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II.

He is survived by three sons: G. Allen Holton of Staunton, Va., Donald G. Holton and his wife Teresa of Landenberg, James K. Holton and his wife Joyce of Landenberg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gilbert is predeceased by two brothers, Vernal Holton and Ralph Holton and one sister, Doris Siple.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Road,  Landenberg, PA 19350. His funeral service will follow at 11.

Interment will be in Kemblesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Landenberg United Methodist Church, PO Box 36, Landenberg, PA 19350.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements are being handled by Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home, Avondale, PA 610-268-2166.

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