Elmer  Gaul

Obituary of Elmer C. Gaul

Elmer C. Gaul, age 90, of Deptford, NJ passed away peacefully on October 28, 2018.


A loving and funny man, Elmer dedicated his life to his family.  He loved to be the center of attention, was a wonderful story and joke teller and lived to talk and laugh.  Elmer proudly served our country in the US Army,​ as a Medic during the Korean Conflict. He was a hard working man, at times working 3 jobs to support his family. He began working at the age of 8 in a drugstore, then moved on to a stock boy at S.S.Kresges, until he found his talent as a diesel mechanic. He worked for MACK Trucks for 45years.  Elmer was always willing to help those in need.  He loved his house and working around the yard, was a terrific bowler, loved to dance, especially the Jitter Bug, and enjoyed time with his family.  A kind and loving soul among us, Elmer will be missed deeply. 


Cherished husband of 46 years to the late Mary(née Proietto); devoted father of Ellen Boales and her husband Jeff and the late Lisa Solem (the late Gerald) and her fiancé Brian Larson; treasured Pa of Jeffrey (Sondra), Joseph (Alison), Jessica Keyes (Danny) and great grandpa of Eric and a new great grandson on the way;  dear brother of Marie Gerold (Robert) and the late Louis, Albert, Raymond and Lucille; loving friend of Marilyn Benecke; treasured uncle and friend to many.  Elmer leaves behind 4 beloved grand-dogs.   ​

Farewell Ceremony

Relatives and friends are invited to Elmer’s Viewing Saturday from 9AM to 11AM at McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury, NJ 08096; Funeral Service to follow at 11AM; Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr # 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 and Alzheimers New Jersey, 197 Route 18 South, Suite 308 North
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1440.


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