REED-Charlotte Gerber – Final curtain call for her was on December 23rd, 2009. She went to be with her leading man of 60 years, Norman Frank Reed.
She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 19, 1919. The supporting roles in her life were her father Joseph Appelt and her mother Elsa Gerber Appelt. The characters still on the stage are her sisters Dorothea Molleur and family of Massachusetts and Maine and Ruth Paulin and family of California. Her son Robert Allan Reed and wife Remy of Massachusetts and daughter Linda Jane Mueller and husband Mark of Texas. Her granddaughters Jennifer Bedard and husband Brian of Pennsylvania and Amy Mueller of Texas. Great-grandchildren Emily and Benjamin Bedard of Pennsylvania.
The acts of her life took her to various parts of the world with her last act in Port Medway, Nova Scotia for 37 years. They made many friends and became part of several extended families. She studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music. She was always an actress at heart and helped raise money for the community by putting on variety shows. Her smile and positive attitude will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Chandlers’ Funeral Home, in Liverpool on January 7th, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. No flowers please, but you may give a memorial donation in her name to the Holy Redeemer Church or the Baptist Church both in Port Medway. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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I didn’t know Charlette all that well but I often would attend aux. dinners and parties with her through our fire Dept..
She was a blast and saying she was fun and full of life and laughter would and is an understatment. Thinking of her and her zest for life while she was here with us should give us all a lesson in life.
She was a gem and I so enjoyed my times with her.
To her family , Bless you all, she was a special lady.
Dear Linda & Amy,
Words cannot begin to express my sorrow at the loss of your wonderful Mom & Granma. I like to think that she was my East coast Momma and I thank-you for sharing her with me. 2009 was a bad year for me, since I lost my Mom in June and we will bury Pa, Joe’s Dad , on Jan 7th. I am sorry, I was not there to comfort you, but my love and prayers are with you and all other family. I spent two fabulous days with Charlotte before I left for Ontario in Nov. We laughed till our sides were sore and I will hold those memories in my heart forever. We will be thinking of you tomorrow as it will be a sad day for all of us here and there. The world was a brighter place with Charlotte in it. Love and sympathy, Maureen.
Jan Pottie and Tom Sherman and Eloise Pottie
Charlotte was a bright light in our lives…we will always miss her warm smile and her generous spirit.
To all who knew and loved Charlotte,
I was fortunate enough to become closer to Charlotte this past summer and spent many evenings sharing a meal with her at our always gracious host, Nancy Griffen.
I feel honered that I had that time with Charlotte as she enriched my life with her always upbeat attitude, genuine love and a laugh that was infectious.
I know we will all miss her so very much but her spirit will go on forever as she was one of a kind to say the least.
My deepest concolences, Rhonda