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Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home

111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette, IL

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Charles Edwin Gillman

December 10, 1926June 13, 2020

Charles "Eddie" Gillman, a good man, beloved husband, and best friend to Harriet Natalie Gillman for 67 years. Devoted Father to Betsy Gillman Perlstein, Sharon Gillman, Brad Gillman, Judy Gillman (John), and Alan Gillman. He was 93 years old. Proud grandfather of Lana Goldsmith, Celina Leigh Goldsmith, Howard Goldsmith, Sydney Gillman, Jack Gillman, Charles Perlstein, Sam Gillman, and Nicole Perlstein. Loving son of Alfred Gillman and Ethyl Peven Gillman. A dear friend of so many, Eddie ('Fast Eddie" as he was known) will be remembered for his sense of humor, big smile, and his generosity to many. He was a Navy war veteran of WW2, and part of the "Greatest Generation." He enlisted at age 17 to fight for our country. Taught by his Uncle Joe Peven, Eddie started a company in 1955 that remains a family business that also serves our military warfighters. In lieu of flowers please contribute to "Wounded Warriors," https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. A private service and celebration of Eddie's life will be held for the immediate family. For more information about the service, please call Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home at 847-256-5700.

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KATHY Bernstein

June 30, 2020

Though I'd rather send a hand-written note including all of you, I guess I'll do it this way. (Needless to say, if my note regarding Harriet got through, I'm not great at the computer).
I just want you to know, how deeply saddened I was to learn about Eddie's death. Through the years, both Harriet and Eddie were such kind, wonderful and helpful friends; and we enjoyed many events together. Though our paths and circumstances changed, we did keep in contact with them, including visits in Tucson which were always good times.
One thing I can't forget is sitting in the backseat of their car with Eddie as the driver. It was closed eyes and clenched fists for me.
Know that my thoughts and sympathy are with all of you, as I join in your mourning.
Love to everyone,
Kathy Bernstein