C. CULBERT GEROW, III "CUB"
Cub passed away on March 9, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 10, 1932. He was the son of Anne Appleton Gerow and C. Culbert Gerow, Jr. He always enjoyed telling the story that the nurses at the Delaware Hospital (now Christiana Care Wilmington) gave him his nickname “Cub” when he was born. Cub was born, raised and educated in Delaware. He married Joan Pogue in 1952 and lived in Claymont, Delaware most of his married life. Cub served four years in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician during the Korean War. He was employed by Speakman Company in Wilmington for 40 years and retired as Head of the Engineering Department. He was a Charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he was an ordained Elder.
Cub was an avid history buff, duck carver and collector of antiques. He especially liked the old blacksmith-made tools. In 1961, Cub initiated the forming of the Delaware Blues or Company A, First Delaware of the North-South Skirmish Association and was their first Commander. The unit was formed for the purpose of preserving the history of the original Delaware Civil War unit, which served from 1861 - 1865. Cub’s great grandfather was a member of the original First Delaware. The “Blues” were active at Fort Delaware where they performed regular re-enactments and were responsible for obtaining, restoring, and transporting to the Fort, the first 32-pound seacoast cannon since the original ones were scrapped prior to World War II. Cub wrote a booklet about the restoration, “Fire In The Hole,” which is still sold at the Fort Delaware gift shop.
Cub is survived by his wife (of 64 years), Joan, his two daughters, Gail Wrightson (Timothy) and DeAnne Williams (Todd Heinbach), six grandchildren: JoDe Beitler (Matthew), Jill Villecco (Marcus), Adam Prendergast, Kelly Kennedy (Lee), Parker Williams, and Timothy Wrightson, Jr., five great grandsons - Zayne and Bryce Beitler, Boe and Vince Vellicco, Tyler Kennedy, and his sister, Alice Smith (Gilbert), sister-in-law Jane Quigley (Bill) and brother- in-law Joseph Pogue (Joan).
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1120 Darley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. Burial will be private.