Frank Gilbert

Obituary of Frank Brandeis Gilbert

RSadly, Frank Gilbert died May 14. He was 91 and lived a full life. He attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Certainly we live in a more beautiful world because of Frank’s important work in historic preservation. He was a pioneer in this field and was so pleased with his role in helping save Grand Central Station. As a lawyer working for the City of New York in the early ‘60s, he helped draft the legislation that established the New York City Landmarks Commission. He served as its executive director until 1975. We moved to Washington where Frank worked at the National Trust for Preservation from 1975 to 2010 as Senior Field Officer. Six years ago he was diagnosed with advanced Parkinson’s disease. We were fortunate to have Marvin Angeles as a loving, thoughtful aide. The past week was difficult as Frank tried to overcome pneumonia and other complications. I consider it an honor to have taken good care of such a distinguished, kind loving man who was my husband for 49 years Tuesday -- Graveside memorial service 1:30 pm. Shiva at the Terrace Room at Building One Somerset House 1 at 7:30. Valet parking available. We will be limited to 25 persons in the Terrace Room but there is an adjacent outdoor patio. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Frank and Ann Scholarship Fund at Brandeis University. The address is: Brandeis University Institutional Advancement Division 415 South Street, MS126 Waltham, MA 02453 Please specify our names on the donation Or the Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD
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