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Gilbert C. Edler  

Gilbert C. Edler

June 26, 1951 – January 9, 2018

Gilbert C. Edler, age 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Born in Fort Meade, MD on June 26, 1951, a son of the late Gilbert Clyde and Margaret (Bird) Edler.   He spent his career as an excavator starting with Keating & Sons and eventually retiring from Technivate.  He was also a member of the VFW in Hockessin.

Gilbert will always be remembered for his big heart, loving personality, helping people and his funny character.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, camping and crabs.  He also looked forward to a round of billiards with friends.

Gilbert is predeceased by his son Brian.  He is survived by his son, Christopher Edler of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; brother, James Edler of Dover; and long time companion, Joanne Cresto of Wilmington.

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  1. Ann ward, January 12, 2018

    Gilbert I love you ! You always new how to make me lauph. You will always be a special person in my heart. You was more of an uncle then a friend of the family. You will be missed. God has chosen another angel today and that was you. Rest easy and spread your wings. Tell everyone hi for me and i love them too

  2. Shirley Blackburn, January 12, 2018

    Gilbert, so sorry to see you go. You we’re a good man and took care of our boy. For that I thank you and will never forget. You are no longer in pain and the suffering is done, except for those left behind. Adios and love to you.

  3. Teckla logan, January 12, 2018

    R.I.P. Gilbert, my son loved you to pieces, You will never be forgotten. Give your brother a hug and kiss from me, your former sister-in-law

  4. Kim Gebhart, January 12, 2018

    Gilbert so many wonderful memories with you. You were like an Uncle to JJ and I. You left a stamp on my heart forever love you and thank god for you in my life. Popcorn will never be the same I’m lucky to have had you in my life and fly high and be the angel you have always been.

  5. Diane Blackburn Stout, January 12, 2018

    You were truly one of a kind. A great brother in law, and a good friend. Everyone who knew you loved you. You had such a good heart and happy go lucky personality. You always made everyone around you feel loved and always knew how to make people smile. Rest in peace. No more suffering. You will be missed so much. Go with God. Love you.

  6. Karen. Pennington Mellott, January 12, 2018

    Boy was this a shock Gilbert I’ve known you since I was in my early teens you running around with Charlie Blue Wave I’ll never forget the laughter you brought to Mom’s house and the fun times rest easy my friend you will be

  7. Ashley M Hendrix, January 13, 2018

    Gilbert, so very sad to hear of your passing. You were always so very kind and taught me to dance like no one is looking in a room full of people. You always lit up a room with your laugh.
    Your son Christopher was a very lucky man to be able to call you Dad. You are sorely missed Gilbert. Love you!

  8. Patti Hobson, January 13, 2018

    Gilbert—R.I.P my friend. I will always have that special place in my heart for you. So many laughs and tears you were there for me. Richard always laughed about getting me from you. You and I go way back and had some good times. No one has the Heart of Gold that you had. You are were always saying “Nobody has more fun than People”

  9. Crystal holcomb, January 13, 2018

    RIP uncle Gilbert. Such an amazing soul with a contagious personality

  10. Lois Mitchell, January 15, 2018

    It has been many many years but i will never forget my good times and good friends from Yorklyn. Still chuckle when i thnk of the parties
    May you be at peace

  11. Patty Fulton, January 20, 2018

    Gilbert I hope you always know how many lifelong friends you made. I will always remember you as a great babysitter and the only kid from yorklyn who I let drive my Camaro. You are always a special fun-loving friend. I know you are now in heaven with all your family and friends who went before you. May you rest in peace.


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