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Philip J. Gilson, 64, U.S. Marine, Member of Sierra Club and ACLU

Philip J. GILSON Jr., age 64, of Collingswood, passed away on July 30, 2007On July 30, 2007.  Formerly of Audubon. Loved and cared for by his wife of 43 years, Maryann (nee Klaus). Loving Son of the late Philip J. Gilson, Sr. and Grace Gilson (nee Fewer). Beloved father of Phil (Jane) of Clayton, Mike (Sandy) of Audubon, Terry of Audubon and Kate (Dan Powell) of Gloucester City. Dear Brother of Robert J. Gilson of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Cherished grandfather of Nate, Cade, Mattie, Mikey and Lundon.

Philip proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corp and a member of the Marine Corps Association. He was a longtime member of the Harrowgate American Legion Post # 78 in Philadelphia, PA. Philip was a member of the Sierra Club and the ACLU.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Philip's Life Celebration on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Collingswood Senior Community Center: 30 West Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108. Parking available at the Center. Cremation is private at the request of the family. Entombment with U.S. Marine Corps Honors in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.

Please no flowers at the Community Center. Family prefers memorial donations in Philip's memory to Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation: Pediatrics at Osborn Family Health Center: 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103. Please write in the memo of the check, Philip J. Gilson. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through the funeral home website under online obituaries of Philip J. Gilson, Jr.