PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. | Edwin Glenn Gibson, 80, who came into the world June 16, 1937, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL.

Born and raised in Reynoldsville, PA, the son of Robert G. and Ruby A (Fox) Gibson. He attended school in Reynoldsville. After leaving Reynoldsville High School in 1954, Edwin enlisted in the United States Air Force completing his basic training at Sampson AFB, NY.

The Air Force gave Edwin the opportunity to travel and live in many places. He met his wife (Marlene) while stationed at Ellsworth AFB, SD, together they lived in California, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina, and Aviano, AB, Italy. He held many job titles including Bomb Navigation Mechanic, Missile Test Equipment Technician, and Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Specialist. Edwin Retired from the Air Force in 1974 from Ellsworth AFB, SD, where he continued to raise his family.

After retiring from the Air Force, Edwin worked for Control Data Corporation, SCI systems, and the Raytheon Company.

Edwin loved to travel, upon his retirement he spent his time traveling throughout the United States, spending his winters in Englewood, FL.

He leaves his children, Monica Zabczyk and Roger, Linda McMahon and Brian, and son Edwin Gibson Jr.; grandchildren Keith Gibson, Michaela Zabczyk, Matthew Kurtenbach, and Cassandra (Brian) Hodys; great-grandchildren Matthew, Taylor, Carson, Tyler, Jayda, and Olivia; sister Deloris (Pip) Smith; brothers Richard (Dick) Gibson, and Dave (Mary) Gibson; in-laws Patrica (Calvin) Wood, Dixie (George) Matthew, Kathy Harper, Russell (Joyace) Ommen, Kenny (Kara) Ommen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend Maryann Haag of Dubois, Pa.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ruby Gibson; wife Marlene (Ommen); son Michael Joseph Gibson; brothers Robert (Buzz) and Irvin (Bird) Gibson.

A celebration of life and interment will take place in June of 2018 in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

In lieu of flowers donations in his honor to Diabetes, Incorporated, PO Box 9368, Rapid City, SD 57709-9368 would be appreciated.