Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
Rev. Anthony Gamble
Rev. Anthony Gamble, 93, of St. Charles Center, Carthagena, died at 3 a.m. April 8, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. Death was due to complications following surgery.
He was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Auburn, N.Y., to Earll and Louis Vatter Gamble.
Surviving is a sister, Molly (Ted) Teckman, Sheffield Lake.
Deceased is a brother, Richard, and a sister-in-law, Gertrude.
He entered the Precious Blood Society in 1932 and was ordained in 1942 with a variety of ministries in his first years, including assistant pastor at a number of parishes in the Midwest, hospital chaplain and assistant librarian at St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. He was a member of Province of the Pacific, ministering at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and serving as pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Church, both in California. He also was provincial secretary, archivist and editor for the province's newsletter.
In 1990, he retired to St. Charles, where he was often called upon to administer the anointing of the sick.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles, the Rev. Angelo Anthony officiating. Burial is at the community cemetery.
Calling is 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at St. Charles, with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.
Arrangements were handled by Hogenkamp and Sons Funeral Home, Coldwater.