Gilbert W. Holton

September 12, 1921 - January 7, 2019 Landenberg, PA | Age 97 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend.



 Gilbert W. Holton, age 97, a lifetime resident of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019, at his residence. Gilbert shared 60 wonderful years of marriage with his wife, Doris Crossan Holton, who passed away in 2011.

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

He is survived by three sons: G. Allen Holton of Staunton, VA, Donald G. Holton.and his wife Teresa of Landenberg, PA, James K. Holton and his wife Joyce of Landenberg; PA; 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 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday morning, January 11, 2019, at Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Road,  Landenberg, Pa. 19350. His Funeral service will follow at 11:00AM.

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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Memorial Donations

Landenberg United Methodist Church

,PO Box 36
Landenberg, PA 19350



January 11, 2019 10:00-11:00 Landenberg United Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, Pa. 19350

Funeral Service

January 11, 2019 11:00 Landenberg United Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, Pa. 19350


January 11, 2019 Kemblesville United Methodist Church Cemetery


  1. Prayers for the family. He was a wonderful man and I feel blessed to have known him. He was such an inspiration to me during the time I took care of him.

    Judy Grinestaff | January 8, 2019 at 9:57 AM
  2. Great man! All of you are in our prayers. Margie and Errol

    Marge dech | January 8, 2019 at 9:35 AM

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