Lamar F. Gilbert, 81, formerly of Lehighton and Schuylkill Haven, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehab, Allentown. Prior to retiring, he was employed in the IOUE as a heavy equipment operator for Robert Ciccone and then he worked for Gilbert Excavating. Lamar was a lifelong farmer, and he was an experienced woodman and earlier in his life, he operated a sawmill for many years. Born at home on the family farm in Strauss Valley, Mahoning Township, he was the son of the late Earl and Laura (Breiner) Gilbert. Lamar served in the Army during the early 60’s and had been stationed in Germany and Italy. He enjoyed farming, the outdoors, antique tractors and going to farm sales. He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney, a brother, Donald, and two sisters, Dolores Beibleheimer and Diann Urban. Surviving is a son, Lamar D., and his wife Denise, of Fair Play, SC; daughter, Stephanie, wife of James Akins, of Andreas; brother, Earlyn, and his wife Janice, of Lehighton; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services and interment with military honors will be held at 10:00am, Friday, April 15, 2022, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Johnson officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at www.hartmanfuneralhomeinc.com.