Charles “Chuck” William Gaede II, age 70
KILLINGTON — Charles “Chuck” William Gaede II, 70, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 3, 2015. Beloved husband of Nancy; cherished father of Chuck III (Jenn), Brett, and Matt (Jeanette); loving stepfather of Kately and Wyatt. Adoring grandfather of Madden and Bowden.
Chuck was born in Paterson, N.J., on Jan. 19, 1945 and grew up in Glen Rock, N.J., with sister Gail and brother Jay. He attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in New Jersey then graduated with a degree in English from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1967. Chuck served as a medic during the Vietnam War. He moved to Killington, Vt., in 1968, where he was one of the pioneers who were a part of establishing the Killington Ski Resort.
Chuck was a long time member of the New England Winter Sports Representative Association, in the mid-1990s. Chuck changed careers to work for Dean Witter, Smith Barney, and UBS. Chuck was a dedicated father and husband. As an avid skier and cyclist, Chuck enjoyed the outdoors and everything that nature has to offer. Chuck made a lasting impression on every individual he encountered, and was loved by all.
Chuck will be greatly missed by his friends and family. A memorial service will be held at the Our Lady of the Mountain/Sherburne United Church of Christ in Killington, Vt., at 2 p.m. Friday Oct. 9, 2015. A celebration of life will be held directly after, at the Lookout Bar and Grill in Killington, Vt.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Norris Cotton Cancer Research Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center or Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. An online guest book can be found at cabotfh.com