Winthrop- Mr. Charles "Chuck" T. Gibson, 83, passed away Thursday March 20, at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Chuck was born on October 26, 1930 in Lawrenceville, to the late Gordon and Marjorie (Taylor) Gibson. He was raised and educated locally, graduating from the Brasher-Stockholm High School in 1949.
On February 3, 1951 he married Giselle M. Lalonde at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls. Together they raised their family and shared a union of 38 years, until Giselle's passing on April 11, 1989. He then was married to Marjorie D. Sirles on May 29, 1997 at the Victory Baptist Church in Winthrop. She predeceased him on August 29, 2007.
For 20 years, Chuck worked for Homestead Dairy as a milkman. He enjoyed helping others and was always keeping busy as a handy man doing odd jobs. Chuck also worked construction with Leo Lynch, and did remodeling with D.L. Thomas.
Throughout his life, Chuck played and had a love for sports; especially baseball, coaching little league, and playing old-timers softball. He belonged to golf leagues and bowling leagues; always enjoying the camaraderie on the teams.
For some time, Chuck was a Cub Scout Den leader. He loved kids, specifically his children and grandchildren. He took pleasure in hunting.
He is survived by his children: Charmagne "Cherie" and Gerald Benn of Fairfax, VA., Deborah "Debbie" Russell and her companion, John Sipos of Norfolk, Lance and Evie Gibson of Phoenix, William "Bill" and Eleanor Gibson of Norwood, Lori and John Murray of West Monroe, and Blaine Gibson of Winthrop, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his sister: Jean Lanning of Union Springs, and 1 nephew.
Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 at the funeral home, with a service commencing upon conclusion of visitation at 7pm, with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of his family.
For those wishing to express an act of kindness, memorial contributions may be made in Chuck's honor to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.