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Richard Peter "Hoot" Gibson

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Richard Peter "Hoot" Gibson Obituary
Richard Peter "Hoot" Gibson

Bayville - Richard Peter "Hoot" Gibson, 92, of Bayville, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the New Jersey Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ. Richard was born in Newark, NJ. He entered the United States Navy at the age of 17 and later enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He went on to become a Newark Police Officer and then a Newark Firefighter where he served the public for 28 years until retiring in 1980.

Richard was the proud owner of R. Gibson Odd Jobs and was a coach and umpire for the Hazlet Youth Athletic League. He was also a member of VFW Post 9503. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be missed dearly. Richard also leaves behind a host of AA friends too numerous to mention as well as his family & friends at Newark Fire Department. LONG LIVE THE MAHARAJA OF BELLMONT AVE!

Richard was predeceased by his wife, Emma Gibson in 2003, his son, Richard Gibson and his grandson, Glenn Toner, Jr. He is survived by 6 children, Michael Gibson and his wife Stacey of Toms River, David Gibson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Wayne Gibson of Orlando, FL, Glenn Toner and his wife Donna of Bayville, Andrea Landrum of Denver, NC, and James Toner of Dobson, NC; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Anderson & Campbell, 115 Lacey Rd. Whiting, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements. For more information or to post a tribute, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 14, 2017
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