Charles E. “Bud” Gilson

October 20, 1935 - May 15, 2016

10/20/1935 - 05/15/2016

Past Services

Wednesday May 18, 2016
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Wednesday May 18, 2016
11:00 am
Greenwood Cemetery Chapel
1526 National Rd.
Wheeling, WV 26003

GILSON, Charles E. “Bud”, 80, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born October 20, 1935, in Wheeling, a son of the late Robert R. and Helen M. (Kettler) Gilson. He was a graduate of Triadelphia High School class of 1953. He was retired from WTRF Channel 7 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Una “Toots” (Siandru) Gilson, and one sister, Lois Onifer.
He is survived by two daughters, Becky (Tony) Bugaj, and Sheri (Chris) Imer; three grandchildren, Lindsey Bugaj, Jenna Bugaj, and Kyle Imer; Sister-in-law, Marlene (Fred) Tice; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11 am at Greenwood Cemetery Chapel in Wheeling with Msgr. Mark Froehlich officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
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hunter giacometti
7 years ago

becky and sheri, I worked with your mom back in the mid 70S at hills. I met the both of you and your dad several times over time I worked there. they were nice people. your mom was fun to work with. may peace be with you. my thoughts are with you

Kathleen Maestle
7 years ago

Becky, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Marlyn Plate Marling
7 years ago

Becky, Marlene & family so sorry to hear of your loss. I was the oldest daughter of Mary & Dominick Fragale. I baby sat Becky & also Lois’ children back in the day on Jacob Street. Bud was having fun with his radios & Toots & Marlene were so much fun. Have thought of them many times over the years.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Charles E. Gilson, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, Charles E. Gilson, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Frank O'Brien
7 years ago

So sorry for your family’s loss. RIP Bud..

Lois and Rob Taylor
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Tom Kosky
7 years ago

Sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Thoughts and prayers.

Harry and Terrie Wright and Family
7 years ago

Sheri, Chris and Kyle, So very sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Larry Millard
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. My prayers will be with you.

Julia Perdok
7 years ago

Prayers and Love to all…Condolences….