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Gilbert C. Vandling, III

September 10, 2017

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September 16, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Memorial Service
September 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

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Gilbert Clyde Vandling III, “Gib”, 85, died peacefully on September 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his mother, Mildred Heiss Vandling, father, Gilbert Clyde Vandling II, sister, Margaret Bingham, brother-in-law, John Bingham.

He is survived by a son, Gilbert Charles (Pam) Vandling; a daughter, Sallie Vandling; long-time companion, Janet Ottman; grandchildren, Christina and Gilbert Alexander Vandling; sister, Lorna (Paul) Boyer.

Gib was born July 19, 1932 and was raised in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania. He served in the U. S. Navy, Airborne Division, as an aircraft radio electrician. He graduated from Illinois Technical Institute and Syracuse University. Gib spent most of his career at IBM, Federal Systems Division. He was the architect and manager for the Space Shuttle Computer program. His life-long hobby was building and flying model airplanes. He is remembered for his hospitality, especially his New Year's Day parties featuring sauerkraut and salad with blue cheese dressing.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home 483 Chenango St. Binghamton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 N. McKinley Ave. Endicott, NY 13760.


The Navy Hymn

O Spirit, whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament;
O Wind of heaven, by thy might
Save all who dare the eagle's flight,
And keep them by thy watchful care
From every peril in the air.
                                                         4th stanza


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