Michael Owen Gilston

9 junio , 19655 junio , 2021

Michael Owen Gilston was born on June 9th, 1965 in Brooklyn, NY. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 5th, 2021 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. He resided in Marlboro, NJ for over 50 years.

He is predeceased by his mother, Helene Gilston and his sister, Michele Paradise. He is survived by his loving family, his wife Patty, daughter Hilary, son Steven, and countless family & friends.

Michael was a Financial Advisor for over 27 years and most recently he was employed with Wells Fargo in Red Bank NJ.

Michael was an avid Mets and Giants fan and never missed a game. He played in the Marlboro Softball League for 30 years. He was a coach of his children's rec sports teams for many years. He also enjoyed following Marlboro High School Baseball and we'll never forget his love for football during his high school years.

Michael loved spending time with his family and going on vacations.

He was always positive, enthusiastic, and tenacious. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services will be held at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels 44 Wilson Avenue Manalapan, New Jersey on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

Burial will follow at Congregation Agudath Achim Cemetery Route #33 Business Freehold, NJ

If anyone is interested in giving a donation, Michael's wishes were that you give to the organization of your choice or as the Financial Advisor in him would advise, please invest it in your own financial portfolio for your future.


  • Patricia Gilston, Wife
  • Hilary Gilston, Daughter
  • Steven Gilston, Son


  • Funeral Service

    miércoles, 9 junio , 2021

  • Committal Service

    miércoles, 9 junio , 2021


Michael Owen Gilston


Keith Arends

17 junio , 2021

Lee Sager
Mike was a GREAT guy and the best teammate you could have---he was on our O- and D-lines at MHS... Incredible enthusiasm and always excited when he got on the field, be it a game or practice, and that enthusiasm was always contagious... Kid worked his butt off, and off the field the nicest guy you could find... I'm not doing Mike justice with my mediocre words in all truthfulness... I loved this guy... And, funny thing, he always made us celebrate the date he recovered the fumble against Matawan when they were going in from the three yard line on the last drive of the game---he saved us and we held on to win 12-10 in that '82 Homecoming game, and henceforth he always made us celebrate the "greatest play in MHS football history" on the same date😃😃😃. It was funny and it was a riot, and I was always glad he had that play😊... #68, Mike Gilston, just a great, great guy♥️

Keith Arends

17 junio , 2021

Tom Spinelli
Mike was a great person and awesome teammate! I remember him always giving 100% and always happy. Even though i have not seen him since HS i can still see his face and her his voice . He had a very caring heart and I will miss him and he will always be my Mustang brother.

Keith Arends

17 junio , 2021

Ricky Manalo
So saddened by this news. Only good things come to mind when I think about him. Mike always had a gentle and positive attitude. Somehow he was able to convey that positive attitude through his kindness, smile, and enthusiasm. He was selfless.
May you Rest In Peace, Mike. Know that you will be missed. 😔

Keith Arends

17 junio , 2021

Jonathan Gross
My condolences to Patty and the rest of the Gilston family - in addition to all of Mike’s friends. I got to know Mike through Mustang football as we played the same position. He was always fearless and was a great leader. Very sad. RIP.

Jeffrey Kwatinetz

16 junio , 2021

I will never forget going to see Bruce Springsteen with michael a couple years after HS. I’ve never been a Bruce fan, but he was so happy at that concert that I had the greatest time as his enthusiasm just rubbed off on me. He was like that.. his love of life was contagious. I can honestly say he was a great guy. I wish there were more like him. The world has lost a great soul but I bet his spirit lives on in his kids. I may not have spoken to Micheal for decades but that’s my loss….I was blessed to have spent some great years being his friend.

Joseph Lichtenfeld

14 junio , 2021

I just learned of Mike's passing today - and am deeply saddened.

I always liked Mike very much and enjoyed all of the time that I ever spent with him (except batting against him in Little League - he struck me out a lot !!)

I can remember bumping into him at the Matawan train station a few times - and was excited to run into him at the stadium club in CitiField a few years ago !!

He was a super nice guy - it was always such a wonderful, fun surprise when I would see him. He will be missed

Phyllis and Richard Geis

11 junio , 2021

We express our deepest condolences to the Gilston family. Mike was a kind and gentle man. He managed our portfolios for many years and became a friend. We heard of his family vacations and his children's successes in life. He was so proud of them.
Mike not only looked out for our finances, but those of my 91 year old mother, my sister and my daughter. We will all miss his advice, but we will miss him more.
Prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Rest Peacefully, Mike.

Robin Alda

11 junio , 2021

Patty, Hilary and Steven,
We just learned of Michaels passing.
We are so sorry to hear of this.
Michael is remembered by our family
As so warm, kind and just an overall
wonderful person.
He will truly be missed.
Our sympathy and love to your family.
May Michaels memory always live in in your hearts.

With love and sympathy,
Robin,Al, Brooke and Marissa

Candice Hudak

9 junio , 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Mike passing. My heart is heavy for you all. I am sending love and hugs your way through this difficult time. Mike was such a great guy.


9 junio , 2021

Patty, Hilary and Steven,, You've been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of Mike's illness and I've been thinking of you especially on this sad day. I'm heartbroken for you. I hope that your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Love Mary