John Charles Gibson, 89, of East Haddam, passed away at home on October 4th, 2018. Known to his friends as "Doctor John" he was born in Port Chester, New York on September 9th, 1929. He was the son of the late Joseph and Constance Gibson. John was a proud veteran, having served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He attended Taft School in Watertown Ct, and received his BOA from Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin. He worked as an Executive in the Insurance Business for many years. After retirement, he became a professional Baker, attending the King Arthur Baking School in Vermont, baking bread for all his friends and family. He also taught baking at Manchester Community College. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and served many years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He also was active in the Hadlyme Congregational Church. John loved to learn new things and was always trying something new. He will be sadly missed but will live on in the hearts of his family, Debra Dolliver of Vineyard Haven, Ma; Jeffrey Gibson of Colorado; five grandchildren, Jessica, Courtney, Erik Dolliver, Kyle and Grant Gibson, and his many friends. He was predeceased by his sister Jean.
A memorial Service will be held on Wednesday October 17th, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Hadlyme Congregational Church,47 Town Street, Hadlyme, CT. Full Military honors will follow the service. Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org . Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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