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Donald  Gilbert

Donald J. Gilbert

Saturday, June 11th, 1932 - Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Donald “Reds” Gilbert of Southampton (formerly of Burlington) passed away into God’s loving and eternal care on Sunday, June 21,2020at Samaritan Hospice in Mt Holly . He was 88
Born in Camden, Reds was raised in the Swamp poodle section of Riverside but lived lived most of his life in Burlington Township.
Donald served his country proudly in the Army National Guard retiring as a First Sergeant after 30years. He worked for PSE&G and retired as a lineman. He was also a past president and longtime member of the Beverly Road Fire Company, Burlington, a member of the Burlington Twp. Recreation and Sports Club and coached sports in the township’ s youth sports. Reds was also active in the Governors Youth Program. In his younger years he was a lifeguard in Atlantic City and water ski instructor and even taught Grace Kelly to waterski . Reds is predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Edith Gilbert; a brother Herbert Jr; his beloved wife of 44 years Joan (nee Gould) and his children Bari Schuyler and Bart Gilbert. Reds is survived by his children Bret Gilbert (Kathleen), Brad Gilbert (Tanya)Burt Gilbert, and Beth Stetson (Bryan); his grandchildren Anthony, Samantha, Michael, Taylor, and Jacob; a great granddaughter Jovie. He also leaves behind a sister-in law Betty Gould (the late Charlie) as well as extended family and friends.
Private funeral services will be held at the Dennison -McGee Funeral Home 869 Beverly Road, Burlington. Interment to follow in Columbus Cemetery, Columbus. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Red’s name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Eves Dr. (Suite 310) Marlton ,NJ 08053. To offer condolences to family please visit www.dennisonfh.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, June 26th, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, June 26th, 2020
    Location
    Dennison McGee Funeral Home
    Address
    869 Beverly Rd.
    Burlington Township, NJ 08016
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  • Interment

    Location
    Columbus Cemetery
    Address
    Columbus Rd.
    COLUMBUS, NJ 08022
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Joan McHugh

Posted at 03:02pm
Our deepest condolences to Red's family. We went to Riverside High School with Reds and remained friends for many years.
He was a great guy and enjoyed life. Many fond memories.
Joan McHugh and Frank DiVece
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Jean

Posted at 08:27pm
So sorry to hear of “Reds” passing. I have many fond memories of him on my families farm(Smith), and going to the racetrack with him. Your family is in my thoughts! Jean (Smith) Shelen
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Jim Lyons

Posted at 10:14pm
my family and I offer our sincere sympathy to the Gilbert family.
As Reggie would say “ride it like you stole it”

Paige Morgan

Posted at 07:07pm
I’ll miss my High school buddy (class of ‘52). You were the best. -Donald Mollineaux
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Allison J. (Brown) Munch

Posted at 02:12pm
I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Gilbert’s passing. He, my Dad and Grandfather all were members or the Beverly Road Fire Co. #2. When I was a very young softball coach for the Burlington Twp. sports club, he was very supportive and help mentor me.
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609-499-2900 Dennison Funeral Homes
214 West Front St.
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609-499-2900 Dennison Funeral Homes
214 West Front St.
Florence, NJ 08518
Email: dennisonfh@yahoo.com