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Harris Funeral Home
Monday January 10th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Private Graveside Service

Richland Cemetery
Tuesday January 11th, 2022

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Charles O. Gilman Jr.

Gilman Jr. – Charles O., 70, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2022. Born on December 13, 1951 in Johnstown, son of the late Charles O. Sr. and Vivian L. (Martin) Gilman.

He is survived by his loving children, Charles P. Gilman, married to Margaret Murphy, Silver Springs, MD, Amy L. Gilman, wife of Stuart Serles, Orlando, FL; grand-dogs, Louie, Bean and Bubbies; sisters, Susan Birtle and Sharon (Doug) Heider, all of Johnstown; brothers, Martin Gilman, Johnstown and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was a 1970 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. He was a proud US Coast Guard Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Charles retired from the United States Post Office. He loved watching the Steelers and the Pirates, but most of all spending time with his family.

Family and friends will be received from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private Committal will be at Richland Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family requests that social distancing and masks be worn at the funeral home. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Sorry for your loss.

Denny Ribblett Jan 10 2022 7:40 PM

Charlie raised two wonderful children, they have great personalities, and did very well with their lives. That to me shows what kind of man and father he was. He will be missed by everyone that knows him.

Brother Inlaw Dan Wallace Jan 10 2022 2:14 PM

Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of Charles. My prayers are with you all.

Debbie Mayer Jan 10 2022 10:38 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Colleen Price Jan 8 2022 5:07 PM

Rest In Peace Charlie. 🎈You we're so happy during your birthday ,I was honored to share dinner at the Habbachi restaurant with you I will cherish our times in conversation together.

Susan Seitz Jan 8 2022 10:37 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Gumpy, as we know him growing up in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown. We had some great memories together, playing basketball, camping, fishing and getting into lots of trouble. My condolences go out to his family as he'll be missed by everyone. Rest In Peace my friend!

David Pozun Jan 8 2022 9:35 AM

Charlie helped my husband Bob and me at the lowest time in our lives. Charlie was with him when others were afraid to visit. He gave a dying man an opportunity to feel important , to feel part of life when it was slipping away. That was 31 years ago it seems like yesterday I remain as grateful today as I was then. Since then I have tried to live life making others feel included and important. Thank you Charlie you made a very big difference in my life

Leilani Jan 7 2022 7:51 PM

RIP Old neighbor and good friend. Haven't seen you in a while but thought often about how you were doing. You were always a caring and thoughtful person. God Bless You

Kevin Schneider Jan 7 2022 5:12 PM

Sincere condolences to the family. I went to school with Charles! I believe his nickname was gumby? He was quite the jokester! May he Rest in peace!

Rose Robertson Jan 7 2022 10:50 AM

Many may not know that Charles was a wonderful baker. He served me the best humble pie. I am grateful to have benefited from his advice and generosity. I hope that I was able to annoy him just as much as his own children. May he rest in peace.

Jeremy Metzler Jan 6 2022 7:29 PM

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