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Charles ‘Chiz’ Van Meter age 95
Was Born In Gloucester City

Charles Van Meter, of Medords, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2006 at the age of 95. Born in Gloucester City, in 1910, Chiz was a long-time resident of Stone Harbor from 1944 and later moved to Cape May Court House.

He was a trumpet player in several orchestras and the leader of his own band playing hundreds of venues in Southern NJ from the 30's through the early 60's.

Charles was pre-deceased by his wife, Kate, to whom he was married for 71 years; his four children, Barbara Taylor of Newtown Square PA, Norman Van Meter of Woodbine, NJ, Jean Van Meter of Salem, NJ, and Robert Van Meter of Medford, survive him. He was known as 'Pop Pop' to his 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services Tuesday, August 29, 2006, from 9-10 am at the Mathis Funeral Home, 58 N. Main St., Medford, NJ 08055.
Funeral services will follow at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ.