Wilbert McDonald Chamberlain was known for his gallant ways with the ladies. Although he liked the ladies he never married or had children. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and faithful friend to many. He died November 9. He was 79.
Chamberlain, the son of the late William and Olivia Chamberlain, was born on August 31, 1932 in Philadelphia. He grew up in a loving home with great parents, and sisters and brothers. He was educated in the Philadelphia School District and graduated from Overbrook High School.
He was drafted in the U.S. Army after graduation. Chamberlain was also employed in Philadelphia by a pharmaceutical company for many years before moving to Los Angeles in the early 1960s.
Chamberlain leaves to mourn: three sisters, Margaret Lane, Selina Gross and Barbara Lewis; two brothers-in-law, Claude Gross Sr. and Elzie Lewis, and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives as well as a special friend, Katherine Williams.
Chamberlain was preceded in death by seven siblings, Clara Mae, William Jr., Delores Jones, Shirley Freeman, Wilt, Yvonne Taylor and Oliver Sr.
A memorial service is pending.