Helene Gilbert of Delmar passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Raymond Baker and Rose Smith Baker.

Helene worked for many years as a police communications operator in the Township of Pennsauken, New Jersey. She enjoyed reading, crafts, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth R. Gilbert, Loretta Ann Young, Rebecca Lynne Gilbert, and Jacqueline Suzanne Gilbert (George Martin); sister, Lois McAllister; brother, Raymond Baker (Teresa); eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Gilbert; brother, Harvey “Butch” Baker; and a sister, Rose Anna Moore.

A graveside service was held on Thursday, June 22 at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar.

In memory of Mrs. Gilbert, contributions may be sent to the Delmar Public Library, 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.