Charles Edison Gilbert, 64, a Vienna printer who was co-founder and publisher of a
magazine called RV Enthusiast, died of a heart attack May 12 at Inova Fairfax
Mr. Gilbert was born in the District and graduated from Chamberlain Vocational
High School in 1960.
He worked in the printing industry for nearly 45 years, beginning with the Reprint Co.
He had been vice president of Frank Gumpert Printing in the District. In 1981, he
became founder and president of GM Printing in Vienna.
Church. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was a member of the Jaycees and was a
member and past president of the Vienna Ayrhill Lions Club.
He was president of the Friends of Homeless Animals, an organization dedicated to
saving abandoned and abused dogs and cats.
His marriage to Caroline Branca Gilbert ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Susan Gilbert of Vienna; three children from his
first marriage, Catherine Aldrich of Lakewood, Ohio, John Gilbert of Ashburn and
Andrew Gilbert of Kent, Ohio; a stepdaughter from his second marriage, Amy
Ellickson of Huntingtown; a brother; and six grandchildren.