Charles "Charlie" Gaburo, 88 of Vineland, NJ, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at home with his loving family by his side.
Born in Landisville, NJ, Charles was the second of six children to Amanda and Guido Gaburo. Charles graduated from Vineland High School Class of 1950 and three days later joined the US Navy, where he served three and a half years on the USS Rankin AKA-103 and was honorably discharged in 1953. Charles returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Amelia, and they were blessed with five children. Upon returning home from service, Charles was employed for 38 years with the US Postal Service until he retired in 1990. He then went on to drive a school bus for Vineland Board of Education for 17 years. After retirement, Charles remained an active member of his community volunteering as an usher at St. Francis of Assisi Church and St. Isidore's Church. Charles was the manager/treasurer of St. Francis Holy Name Bowling League. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling and umpired in the Vineland Pigtail League. He was an active member of the American Legion, Italian Benevolent Assoc., and Eastlyn Golf Course.
He is predeceased by his 3 siblings, Marie Daubenspeck, Emile Gaburo and George Gaburo.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Amelia (nee' Sbrana); his children, Steven Gaburo (Stephanie), John Gaburo (deceased) (Patrice), Donna Schaefer (John), Lisa DiGeorgio (Carmen), his youngest daughter, Sherrie Gaburo; eight loving grandchildren, Heather, Stephanie, Michael (Ali), Courtney (Matthew), Danielle, Bryan, Nicholas, and Matthew; oldest sister, Sally Straga; youngest brother, Thomas Gaburo, and many loving nieces and nephews. Above all else, Charles was a family man who adored his wife and children. He loved nothing more than having family all around him.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 10 am until 11:45 am at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Isidore's Church, 1655 Magnolia Rd., Vineland. A funeral liturgy will be held at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland.
Memorial donations in Charles's name can be made to Saint Jude Children's Hospital or Christ the Good Shepard Parish.
Arrangements are by DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Memories, thoughts, and prayers may be extended to the family by visiting dlfuneral.com
Visitation at Church
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Christ The Good Shepherd Parish, St. Isidore's Church