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John J. Gibson

March 29, 1932 October 18, 2021
John J. Gibson
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PEORIA ~ John J. Gibson, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2021 at his residence.

Born March 29, 1932 in Peoria to Thomas and Hazel (Fosbender) Gibson, he married Camille M. Esslinger on March 3, 1962 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Patrick Gibson of Peoria and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and four brothers.

John was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Peoria.

He had worked as the Vice President of Personnel at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. He later worked as the President for Employers Association. He last worked as the Development Director for the Peoria Catholic Diocese from 2005 until his retirement in 2019.

John had been a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Spalding Council #427. He had also served his community in a variety of other ways, including serving the Peoria Historical Society, the Downtown Rotary Club, was a member of the Youth Farm Board and various other Peoria city boards and commissions.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Peoria. Father Eric Bolek will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Peoria. The family will be observing standard Covid restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, TAPS Animal Shelter in Pekin or the repair and maintenance of St. Joseph Church, 103 S Richard Pryor Pl, Peoria, IL 61605

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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Visitation

Friday

22

Oct

9:00 AM 10/22/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 10/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

103 S Richard Pryor Pl
Peoria, IL 61605

St. Joseph Catholic Church
103 S Richard Pryor Pl Peoria 61605 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

22

Oct

10:00 AM 10/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

103 S Richard Pryor Pl
Peoria, IL 61605

St. Joseph Catholic Church
103 S Richard Pryor Pl Peoria 61605 IL
United States
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