Charles L. Gillespie III

Charles L. Gillespie, III

AGE: 66 • Gloucester City, NJ

Survived by his devoted and cherished daughter Patricia Ann Gillespie Kropp and son-in-law Richard Kropp. Dear brother to John Gillespie (Elaine), sisters Virginia Emerson (Ralph) and Lynda Gillespie. Devoted Son of the late Charles L. Jr. and Virginia R. (nee White). Loving Uncle Bub to many nieces and nephews. Dear step-father to Richard Dolson (Cindy) and Theresa Ritchie (Robert). Loving Poppy to six grandchildren.

Charles was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He was a United States Marine who proudly served in Vietnam with the First Force Reconnaissance Company 1967-68. Charles was a lifetime member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post # 3620 in Gloucester City. He was a long-time avid Eagles fan, and he enjoyed fishing, boxing, boating, collecting antiques and gardening.

Relatives, friends and members of Townsend C. Young VFW Post are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Friday Morning from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Catholic Religious Service 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Interment with U.S. Marine Corps Honors in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. There will be No Evening Viewing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foundation for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, Maryland 21093. Ph: 1-800-457-4777. Please write in memo: Charles L. Gillespie, III. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Charles L. Gillespie, III. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through:

April 5, 1945 - July 25, 2011

Things That Never Die

The pure, the bright, the beautiful
That stirred our hearts in youth,
The impulses to wordless prayer,
The streams of love and truth,
The longing after something lost,
The spirit's yearning cry,
The striving after better hopes-
These things can never die.

The timid hand stretched forth to aid
A brother in his need;
A kindly word in grief's dark hour
That proves a friend indeed;
The plea for mercy softly breathed,
When justice threatens high,
The sorrow of a contrite heart-
These things shall never die.

Let nothing pass, for every hand
Must find some work to do,
Lose not a chance to waken love-
Be firm and just and true.
So shall a light that cannot fade
Beam on thee from on high,
And angel voices say to thee-
"These things shall never die."

...Charles Dickens

It is with deep sadness that I report the news of the death of Charles L. Gillespie III

Charles Passed Away on July 25th, 2011

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all his

Recon Buddies from the 1st Recon Battalion Association.