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Charles W Gamble

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Jul 27, 1952 – Mar 1, 2019 (Age 66)


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Sawyer - Miller - Masciarelli FH - Westminster Obituary

Charles W. Gamble, 67


Royalston-Charles W. Gamble, 67, of Royalston, died peacefully Friday, March 1, 2019 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare of a period of declining health.

  Charles was born on January 27, 1952, a son of the late Walter and Helen (Anson) Gamble and has lived in Royalston the last 10 years.

   Charles is survived by his wife of 10 years; two brothers, David Gamble of MD and William Gamble of NY and several nieces and nephews.

   Charles earned a PHD in Music Theory from City University of New York.  He was a talented musician and mastered  guitar and five different types of saxophones.  He played in several local bands including the Wachusett Community Band and the Expandable Brass Band of North Hampton.  He enjoyed being outdoors especially when he was hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Charles also loved to travel and took trips all over Europe and Canada. One special excursion took him to Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle.

   There are no funeral services planned at this time. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101,

 The Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main St. Westminster has been entrusted with the care of Charles’ arrangements. 

   For more information please visit

   John F. Masciarelli, Walter C. Taylor and James M. Hebert, funeral directors.

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Charlie is greatly missed from the Wachusett Community Band, Susan. He was a great musician and a good person. My deepest condolences.

Charlie, Chuck, old pal. I will think of you always with fondness and warmth, despite the years of distance. Condolences to your family.

Great musician, Will miss playing music and your kind hospitality. Rest in peace Charlie. You will be missed.

My time with you was brief, but powerful. Your passion for music was evident. I enjoyed the best ad libbed jam session of my life with you and will never forget it. I hope I was able to bring as much joy into your life that day, as you did mine. May you rest in peace.

I had the pleasure of playing and arranging music with Charlie. We had some fun for awhile as the horn section for the Blue Shots. He was an excellent player. However, Charlie's passion was strongly in the Jazz direction, while I am more of a Blues/Rocker, so we drifted apart musically. He shared his experience and approach to arranging with me for which I am extremely grateful. Hours spent working on arrangements with him were exciting. It has served me well. My deepest sympathy to all those...

Charlie was a good guy ! I am so sorry he is gone but will remember him always....may his family find comfort in each other....He did make a difference and will be missed..

Sincere condolences to family. He was a good man. Had the pleasure of making music with him.