Thomas Gibbs, Air Force vet, musician, former minister

Thomas Dale Gibbs, 75, formerly of Winooski and then Essex Junction, Vermont, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022 in his home at Memory Care at Allen Brook in Williston, Vermont. Tom was born in Springfield, Vermont on September 9, 1946 to John and Doris (Kellogg) Gibbs. He graduated from Winooski High School and the University of Vermont and served in the Air Force. Always a bright and curious student, Tom found his first calling as a Methodist minister serving the community of Bristol, Vermont. He then turned his focus to the technology field, working for National Life of Vermont in Montpelier for many years, then moving to IBM in Essex Junction until his retirement. Tom had a wonderful sense of humor and was an accomplished musician, especially taking great joy in playing the guitar and piano, singing, and making music with friends and at Gibbs Family get-togethers. He also loved performing publicly, acting in countless community theater productions, and entertaining audiences with the various bands and folk groups he was part of through the years.

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Tom is survived by his son, Matthew Gibbs of Essex Junction, Vermont; daughter Emily Gibbs and husband Ryan Clement of Essex Junction, Vermont; and grandkids Ethan, Rachel, and Eloise. He is also survived by his brother Steven Gibbs of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister Susan Field and husband Stanley of Richford, Vermont; and sister Sharon Gibbs of Williston, Vermont; as well as many nieces and nephews.