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Donna Kay Westbrook

November 26, 1945 — December 14, 2022

Donna Kay Westbrook, age 77, of New Albany, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family.


          Donna was born in Towanda, PA, on November 26, 1945, a daughter of the late Raleigh Lee and Erma Naomi Rhinebold Porter. She attended Wyalusing High School and would later marry Joseph Elijah Westbrook. They made their home in New Albany and raised four children until his untimely death on June 13, 1990. Donna would later meet John E. “Jack” Gilbert and spend the next 25+ years with him until officially getting married on March 30, 2021, at their home in New Albany.


Donna was a housewife and homemaker all her life. She and Jack enjoyed camping together and spending time with their families.


She was a member of the Overton VFW Post #384, the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club “Boat Club”, Towanda Gun Club, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, the American Legion Loyalsock Post #996 Dushore, and the Towanda Amvets Post #187.




Jack Gilbert                                                                  at home


Daughter and son-in-law:

Tammy and Harry Bailey                                           Canton, PA


Three sons and two daughters-in-law:

Larry and Lynn Westbrook                                        Camptown, PA

Randy Westbrook                                                       Laceyville, PA

Dennis and Kim Westbrook                                                 Allentown, PA


Special daughter-in-law:

Tina Westbrook                                                           New Albany, PA



Chad and Jen Gilbert                                                   Bald Eagle, PA

Regina and James Crane                                             Standing Stone, PA

Theresa and Tracy Pardoe                                          Forksville, PA


Brother-in-law and sister-in-law:

Robert and Linda Gilbert                                            Forksville, PA



Linda Porter                                                                 New Albany, PA

Karen Gilbert                                                               Leroy, PA

Also surviving are ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Besides her parents and first husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Nikka Michelle Westbrook on February 15, 2020, and two brothers, Donald Ralph Parsons on November 19, 1983, and Dorland Robert Porter on April 25, 2017, and an infant brother, Raleigh Porter Jr. on August 17, 1940.


          Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.


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