John F. Gimber

Date of Passing:

August 9, 2018

Gimber, John F., “Jack,” 76, of Village Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on August 9, 2018. He was the husband of Barbara (Olsen) Gimber.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Frank and Margaret E. (Keenan) Gimber, he lived in Riverside for 26 years.

Mr. Gimber was a procurement clerk for the United States Postal Service for 23 years before retiring in 2009.

Jack was a member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his loving grandchildren.

Mr. Gimber was a United States Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughter, Keri-Ann Gimber of Pawtucket and Carrie Greene of Rumford; a son, Justin Fournier of Pawtucket; two sisters, Karen Harbour of Pawtucket and Colleen Holton of Lincoln; a brother, Frank Gimber of Scottsdale, AZ and two grandsons, John and Logan Greene.

His funeral service will be held on Monday August 13, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Calling hours are Sunday 4-7 p.m.

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  1. Jack,

    So sorry that I didn’t say goodbye my good friend. I just learned of your passing an Iam so saddened by the news.

    We had many good times working together at the Post Office, I especially remember the morning we got locked in the Exeter Post Office lobby. Oh well, my friend. God Speed until we meet again.

  2. Barbara,
    Janis’ and my thoughts and prayers are with you, the family and, of course Jack.

    We served together in the 115th MP Company and then, at West Point. He was one of the 49 of the members of the 115th who, as individuals, served with all of the major combat divisions in Vietnam. We were replacements for their fallen heroes; many in our ranks volunteered.

    It was a pleasure to know Jack and an honor to serve with him.
    We are all that much poorer for his passing.
    Bill Corsair (McGroarty) NYC

  3. I’m sad that you left us Jack–I’ve tried to get in touch with you over the past few years, but I could never find you. Now I know where to look– HEAVEN!!!!!!

    Farewell my old friend
    Bruce Farris

  4. Barbara and family. Our deepest condolences upon the passing of Jack to you and your family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  5. Barbara and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  6. My condolences to the Gimber family. I went to high school with Jack and Frank and have some great memories of the fun times we had back then. I moved out of state ( MI ) shortly after High School and lost touch with him but I will always have the great memories.

    Dick Nunez CDC

  7. Saddened for
    Jack’s family and our Riverwood community to say goodbye to a patriotic, family oriented, devoted, engaging, and nice man. May all Jack’s memorable acts of kindness and love bring solace and ease the pain of the void. Jack thank you for your service to our country and for making Barbara and the children happy and feel
    secure. I salute you in heaven.

  8. I to served with Jack at West Point. What a great guy
    When he got out of the service and worked for Sears on N Main st. I use to see him at least 2 to 3 times a week there. Always pleasant and fun to talk to. He will be greatly missed
    I will pray for you Barbara and family as Jack doesn’t need any prayers for he’s with God now.
    I am truly sorry for your loss.

  9. My deepest condolences to the entire Gimber family. I served proudly with Jack in the 115th Military Police Co. at West Point. A fine soldier and a great guy. Jack will be missed by all who served with him.

  10. Rest In Peace Uncle Jack…My deepest condolences go out to you Barbara and family.

  11. Barbara my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss Barbara. My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  13. Justin my deepest condolences to you & your entire family for the passing of your dad!! I have you in my thoughts & prayers!! May he Rest In Peace!!!

  14. Barbara and family I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences.

  15. Colleen, Karen, Frank, and the rest of Jack’s family, We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. As cousins we have a lot of good memories from our childhood. May he Rest In Peace.

  16. Barbara and Family,
    My thoughtts and prayers are with you and your family. XO

  17. Barbara my sincere condolences to you and your family. As you are aware, he was a member of a group of Vietnam veterans who have been meeting for many years. Jack brought his wit, his humor and his compassion to our gatherings. He was the only member to have served in two wars decades apart. He was well respected and an inspiration to all of us. It was truly an honor to have known him. I will surely miss him.

  18. Colleen, Karen and Frank, so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. A lot of great memories. Prayers to you and your families.

  19. I served with Jack with the 115th no do. He was a great person who could always put a smile on your face. God bless him and his family

  20. Jack and I served in the 115MP company in West Point, NY. A good MP and a better friend to me…I will miss him.

  21. Jack served with the 115th MP company with honor and distinction and later saw service in Vietnam. He will be missed by his fellow MPs.

  22. I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing, he was such a wonderful person and he will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  23. May you find peace and solace in your memories and prayers. Barbara, I am so sorry for the grief you are all experiencing.

  24. Barbara and family my deepest sympathy to all of you

  25. Uncle Jack,

    I wish we had the proper way to say goodbye. You certainly won’t be forgotten. When i was a kid You would always have these words and phrases you would say.
    Like “Excellent”, ” Copacetic” and “So on and so forth” and “Negative”. It was in the way that you said them that made them your own . You were unique. Those words and phrases you used will always have a connection with me as a reminder of you. Whenever i hear those words I think Uncle Jack.
    Thank You for the times you made me smile when i was a little boy growing into a young man. I choose to remember the Happy and Fun times. I hope you are in a Warm Loving place now.

    Love Rollie xo

  26. Our deepest condolences upon the passing of Jack to you and your family.

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