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July 31, 2013

Everest 'Ed' Dibble Jr.

The Daily Star

---- — Everest ‘Ed’ Dibble Jr.

GILBERTSVILLE — Everest “Ed” Dibble Jr., 59, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

Ed was born in New Berlin, the son of Everest E. Dibble Sr. and Joan K (Holden) Dibble. Ed married Patricia Kuhn on March 17, 1972, in South New Berlin.

He worked for D&H Railroad and was then self-employed as a tractor-trailer driver for many years.

Ed was a member of the Boy Scouts of America from Cub Scouts to Otschodela Council president. He served as a national board member of the Boy Scouts of America and it was during these times he learned just how much he enjoyed traveling.

Ed served as a councilman for 12 years for the Town of Butternuts. He was a 4-H leader and also the coordinator of the antique tractor exhibits at the Otsego County Fair for several years. He was a session member of the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church for several years.

He enjoyed camping, hunting and golfing but what Ed enjoyed most of all was spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. One of Ed’s many qualities was that he was always able to find the good in a person.

Ed is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia; his two sons, Everest Dibble III (Kristen) and Timothy Dibble Lisa); his two grandchildren, Lane and Alice Dibble; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Calling hours will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville from 10 a.m. to noon, at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Mark Piedmont of The First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville officiating with guest officiates the Rev. Kurt Funke, the Rev. Tom Davis and the Rev. Randy Palada.

Committal services and interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 181, Gilbertsville, NY 13776, or the Morris Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 452, Morris, NY 13808.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.