Born on May 19, 1939, in Guildford Surrey, England, Christopher was the son of the late Roland and Kathleen (Reynolds) Gilbert.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. Christopher was proud to have become a U.S. citizen while serving his country. He then was employed by UPS for over 35 years until his retirement. While at UPS he developed friendships with the many people he encountered on his delivery routes. In his retirement, Christopher became very attentive to his goats and chickens, which he found a real joy in providing them care. He enjoyed listening to music, especially gospel bluegrass and country music.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Pamela (Moran) Gilbert, and several brothers and sisters.
Christopher is survived by his five children: Michelle Gilbert and her loving companion, Stanley Bradley, Jr. of Hartford, Paul Gilbert and his wife, Alizona of Hudson, CO, James Gilbert and wife, Carrie of Whitehall, Veronica Rozell and her husband, Brian of Whitehall, and Sally Rue and her husband, Bill of Hudson Falls; his three step-children: Andrew Smelik and his wife, Melissa of Georgia, Stacy Chapman and her husband Mark of Argyle, and Steven Smelik and his partner, Anthony of Florida; his many grandchildren and several great grandchildren; his brother, Dominck Gilbert of Albany; his three sisters: Mary Baker of Texas, Ann Drolet of South Carolina, and Louise Kruse of Chestertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Morningside Cemetery in Hartford with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls providing
Memorial donations may be made in Christopher’s’ name to: Washington County Meals on Wheels, Washington County Office for the Aging, B, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.