Robert James “Jim” Gilbert, Jr.
June 10, 1983 ‒ July 04, 2018
MAINEVILLE: Jim Gilbert had a passion for learning, he developed a lifestyle of growing and instilled that nature in his children – not by showing them new things – but involving them. His YouTube channel description: “I like to teach my kids valuable skills. We try to not take life too seriously as we explore creative ideas and projects. This is a record of our shenanigans and a picture into our lives” clearly portrays his intentional plan to teach by inclusion. Jim Gilbert had a passion for his family!
Jim passed into the Lord’s care Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from his home in Maineville. He was 35.
Born Robert James Gilbert, Jr. June 10, 1983 in Mansfield, he was graduated from Clear Fork High School in 2002 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from DeVry University in 2005. For the past 13 years, Jim had worked as manager of software development for Tech King Operations in Mason, handling programing for conveyor controls and warehouse systems.
His YouTube channel videos run the gamut from vacation chronicles to photography how-tos to sweet “Small Talk” informal chats with Natalie and Jack. With hundreds of subscribers, his channel documents his varied interests and deep love for his wife and children.
Jim enjoyed woodworking, archery, shooting, photography, and all things technology oriented. His interest in learning kept a book constantly in his hands that may be on history, Christianity, WWII, or, of course, computer programming.
He is survived by his wife Laura (Stewart) Gilbert, whom he married August 6, 2005; their children Natalie Gilbert and Jack Gilbert; his parents Robert J., Sr. and Melanie (Clements) Gilbert of Bellville; sister Kristine (Andrew) Nichols of Lexington; grandparents Howard and Bonnie Gilbert of Lexington, Barbara Clements of Bellville; mother-in-law Mary Stewart of Mansfield; sister-in-law Jen Stewart of Alexandria, VA; and an extended family that includes aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephew.
The Gilbert family will receive friends Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Gene Witzky will officiate. Burial will follow. A memorial service will be held later this month in Cincinnati for friends and family in that area.
Contributions in Jim’s memory to his children’s scholarship fund may be made at the funeral home (please make checks payable to Laura Gilbert).
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gilbert family. Share with them a note of support – or watch Jim’s tribute video online – at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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