Russell M. Gibson

1940 — 2017 Obit­u­ary

Russell M. Gibson Obituary

Rus­sell M. Gib­son

AGE: 76 • Brick

Rus­sell M. Gib­son Age 76 of Brick­town, died Sun­day March 5, 2017 at his home in Brick. A native of Orange who was raised in Newark, NJ before mov­ing to Brick in 1963. He was a man of many trades. He was a pro­fes­sion­al black­smith at Free­hold Race­way, a bar­ber, a din­ner the­ater owner/operator/performer, a play­wright, stand-up come­di­an, and an expert tai­lor. Since retir­ing as a black­smith he found his pas­sion as an actor. He has shared the big screen with many great actors on dozens of movies and tv shows. Some movies he is in are Big, Ana­lyze This, Scent of a Woman, Unfaith­ful, Regard­ing Hen­ry and The Pol­ka King which will be released soon. Some tele­vi­sion shows he had mul­ti­ple appear­ances on are Black List, Law and Order, One Life to Live, All My Chil­dren and Sat­ur­day Night Live. He is a long-stand­ing mem­ber of the Screen Actors Guild. He enjoyed hav­ing fam­i­ly and friends spot­ting him on var­i­ous shows.

Besides act­ing he loved play­ing piano, gui­tar, vio­lin, cook­ing, sewing, gar­den­ing and singing Karaoke. You name it he has done it!!!! Even pilot­ing a plane! He lived life to the fullest and could always make peo­ple smile and laugh. What he loved most was spend­ing time with his fam­i­ly, home and trav­el­ing to Maine. He loved his fam­i­ly more than any­thing in this world. He was a sup­port­ive, hon­or­able, kind and strong father. He was “the fam­i­ly rock” to his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. He had a rich life with the ones he loved most. He will be missed and is loved. He is pre­de­ceased by his par­ents Alberti­na and John Gib­son. He is sur­vived by his broth­er John Gib­son, for­mer wife Judith Gib­son, his son Regi­nald Gib­son, Daugh­ter and son in law Mary­lou and Robert Clay­ton and grand­chil­dren Bri­an and Nicholas.

A memo­r­i­al Mass will be cel­e­brat­ed on Fri­day, 12 noon at Epiphany Church, 615 Thiele Rd., Brick. Arrange­ments are under the direc­tion of Lau­rel­ton Memo­r­i­al Funer­al Home, 109 Pier Ave., Brick, NJ. In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions may be made in his mem­o­ry to the Actor’s Fund of Amer­i­ca, 729 7th Ave., 10th Floor, New York City, NY 10019 or Con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­i­ly by vis­it­ing

Pub­lished in Asbury Park Press from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2017


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