Charles Gilbert

Obituary of Charles Gilbert

Charles Edward Gilbert, Jr. (78) of Chester, NJ passed away on December 9, 2017 in Wayne, NJ. Charles was born on March 1, 1939 in Providence, RI to the late Charles Edward Gilbert, Sr. and the late Alice (Peck) Gilbert. He grew up in Massachusetts and lived in Chester for over 50 years. Charles served in the U.S. Army for 10 years and later went on to own Allied Biological, a lake management company, in Hackettstown, NJ. He was a member of the Environmental Commission of Chester and started the Chester Community Garden. Charles enjoyed traveling- especially to Italy, cooking, and was an avid fly fisherman. He was a creative, caring man who could design, fix, or build anything. This included a "barn style" shed for his home, the remodeling of his daughter's house, and the design of his company's office building in Hackettstown.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Carol (Bannister) Gilbert; one loving daughter, Ashley Noschese and husband Jonathan; two treasured grandchildren, Emma and Mark, and two siblings, Albert and Barbara. He was predeceased by four siblings, Charlotte, Clare, Gertrude, and June.

Charles's Life Celebration will include a memorial visitation on Sunday December 17, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (corner of rt. 206) Chester, NJ 07930. There will be a service of sharing and remembrance at 3:45 PM and Military Honors will be presented to conclude the service. Interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.