Obituary of Charles Nelson Gilbert
Age 72, formerly of Elmira, passed away on October 29, 2023, in The Villages Fl after a long battle with ALD…adrenoleukodystrophy. Charlie was born and raised in Elmira, the son of the late Donald and Virginia (Kipp) Gilbert. He is also predeceased by his step-mother Gloria (Saxbury) Gilbert, sister Donna Farmer, nephew Michael Gilbert and sister-in-law Sandra Gilbert.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Lisa DuPont Gilbert; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher Gilbert, with wife Andrea Baden, of CT, with daughter Katie; Brian Gilbert of CA; Mark and Alexandra Gilbert of Texas, with daughter Harper; brothers and sister-in-law, Donald Gilbert of Pine City, Gerald Timothy Gilbert, with wife Karen Kennedy, of The Villages, Charles E. and Terri Gilbert, Glenn and Wendy Gilbert; sister Lisa Gilbert; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nicole and Kirk Sanders of Wildwood MO; along with many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was a 1969 graduate of Southside High School, continuing his education at Elmira College, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. Charlie started his career with Thatcher Glass, working in the accounting department. He then transitioned to computers becoming an IT person for Masonite in Towanda PA, eventually working for International Paper, retiring in 2009 after a long career he truly enjoyed. In his younger days Charlie enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards and racquet ball. Upon moving to The Villages, he picked up his love of playing cards with family and friends and added golf as his new found hobby. Always the family man, Charlie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, doting on his cherished granddaughters. He will forever be loved and missed.
Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 11:00 a.m., in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Charlie with a donation to Kennedy Krieger Institute, 707 N Broadway, Baltimore MD, 21205 or Kennedy Krieger.org, an organization helping those with ALD.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles Gilbert, please visit Tribute Store
In Loving Memory
1951 - 2023
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