Frederick Lamb Gilman, 95, of Skillman, NJ, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on February 14, 2014. Born in Warrensburg, Illinois in January 1919, Mr. Gilman was a long time resident of Lawrenceville, N.J. before moving to Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, N.J.
Son of Lelia Lamb and George Gilman, he is survived by Ruth Sutherland Gilman, his wife of 66 years, children Joanna (William Strauss), Thomas (Jennifer Gilman), and Martha (Scott Yarberry) and his grandchildren, Grace and Quinn Gilman, and Aric and Neal Yarberry.
After completing his education at Millikin University and The University of Illinois, he entered the U. S. Navy Midshipman School at Northwestern University. During WW II he served one year as a Communication Officer on the staff of Admiral Nimitz followed by three years as a Gunnery Division Officer on the USS Salt Lake City, a heavy cruiser in the Pacific Theater.
He worked for the National Cash Register Company in the Marketing Division for 25 years and later as V.P. Information Technology at Princeton Insurance Company.
He was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, Hopewell Valley Golf Club, The Old Guard of Princeton, The Nassau Club and Scottish Rite. He became a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution and other hereditary organizations based on ancestry, and he traced his earliest roots to Edward Gilman who emigrated from Hingham, England in 1638.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 1, 2014 at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street Lawrenceville, N. J. Burial will be at the Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.