CHARLES FRANCIS GIBSON III, 57, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004, at home. Born in St. John Newfoundland, Canada, he was a graduate of North Side High School, the Fort Wayne Art Institute and attended IPFW. He was a Marine Corps veteran and served in Vietnam, where he was awarded four Purple Hearts. He was an accomplished chef, operated an independent catering service and was most recently employed by the Fort Wayne Regional Community Policing Institute. He was active in the Oakdale Neighborhood Association, the Allen County Democratic Party, the Military Order of the Purple Heart at the state level and the Veteran's Memorial Shrine. He is survived by brothers, John and Robert of Forestville, Maryland; companion, Renae Keifer; and an extensive cabal of friends. He was preceded in death by parents Charles and Ruth. Plans for a private memorial service are pending. Preferred memorials to Hospice and Visiting Nurse Service or the Veterans Memorial Shrine. Arrangements by the Northeast Indiana Cremation Society.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2004.