SCOTIA - Kermit W. Gilson, 75, of Scotia, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Glendale Nursing Home. He was born in Peru, N.Y., and was the son of the late Kenneth and Catherine Gilson and brother of the late Wyona McMeekin. He was a graduate of Plattsburgh State University.
A longtime educator, Kermit taught in the Broadalbin Perth Central School District for many years. He enjoyed nature, reading, computer challenges, frog hunting and photography.
Kermit is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Sandra Bielecki Gilson; and his sister, Diana Auger; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie. A prayerservice will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY, 12302 in memory of Kermit W. Gilson. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www. NewcomerAlbany.com