Charles Giamberardino

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Charles “Chuck” David Giamberardino Sr, born March 21, 1946, died peacefully but unexpectedly in his home on December 19, 2022 at age 76. He was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in an impoverished North Philly neighborhood, in a very poor family. He attended Saint Joseph’s Prep High School, in Philadelphia, on a need-based scholarship, and always credited the school for recognizing and nurturing his academic ability. He enlisted in the US Army (1965-1968) and attained the rank of sergeant. He attended Camden County Community college and then Rutgers Camden where he graduated with a degree in psychology. He continued his studies at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and earned a masters degree in counseling psychology. He worked full time while completing his studies, working road construction and tending bar. He made his way to Margate, New Jersey where he worked as a bartender at the Gables Bar, through the 1970s. He often talked of writing a book about his experiences while working there. He met his future wife, Carole, while working at the bar. He took a position at Prudential in the late 1970’s and retired after twenty years with the company, working as a sales agent and manager, and earning the distinguished industry certifications, CLU, ChFC, and LUTCF. The industry suited him because he loved talking and meeting people. During that time he married Carole, and they had three children, Charles, Jr, Keith, and Jason. He loved his three boys dearly, as anyone who met him could tell you, and spent countless hours coaching baseball, basketball, and football, in Somers Point and at Saint Joseph’s Regional School in Somers Point. He also stayed very active, playing pick-up softball and recreational basketball in Somers Point from the late 1970s through the early 1990s, often with his sons accompanying him. Aside from coaching, he volunteered extensively on behalf of the Somers Point Sharks, Somers Point Little League, and Saint Joseph Regional School. After a career in insurance he transitioned to working in local hospitality, and worked at the Seaport Inn Motel, Tradewinds Motel, and Biscayne Suites, all in Ocean City, where he made many friends in the industry.

He loved coaching and helping kids develop as athletes. He enjoyed yearly trips to Florida with his wife Carole, and loved spending time on the Ocean City Beach over the summer.

He would always say how he came from nothing, and he was so grateful for all he was able to accomplish and for his loving family. He had a very big personality and his presence will be missed by all who knew him, especially his three sons.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carole in 2018. He is survived by his sons Charles, Jr, wife Stephanie, Keith, Jason, wife Lauren, grandchildren Sophia, Piper, Cora, Caroline, Julian, and Layla, his sister Vera Wilson, and his many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club https://www.acbgc.org/donate/.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’sChurch of Somers Point at 10:30 am on Friday December30th, where friends may call from 9:30 until the time ofMass. Burial will be held at Seaside Cemetery immediatelyfollowing the Mass.

Friday
30
December

Visitation

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday, December 30, 2022
St Joseph's Catholic Church Somers Point
Address not given
Not Given, New Jersey, United States
Friday
30
December

Service Information

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, December 30, 2022
St Joseph's Catholic Church Somers Point
Address not given
Not Given, New Jersey, United States

Interment Information

Seaside Cemetery
Route 9 And Church Road
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
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