Mary Elam Roorbach Gilbert, 95, Vero Beach

Mary Elam Roorbach Gilbert, 95, died May 18, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

She was born in Indianapolis and lived in Vero Beach for 33 years, coming from Wilton, Conn.

She was a member of the Vero Beach Garden Club and Vero Beach Yacht Club and was one of the founding members of the Center For the Arts in Vero Beach.

Survivors her daughter, Katharine Hinckley, of Milford, Conn.; son, John Andrew Roorbach, of Oregon; stepdaughters, Mary Frank, of California and Barbara Berkman, of New Jersey; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Roorbach; second husband, Robert Gilbert; and brothers, John Elam and James Elam.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Indian River Estates West Employee Catastrophic Assistance Fund, 375 Morris Road P.O. Box 90, West Pointe, PA 19486.

No local services are planned.

Burial will be in New Jersey at a later date.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory in Vero Beach.

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