Rev. Charles W. Gelbach
1937 — 2020
Reverend Charles W. Gelbach, 82, formerly of Madison and West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on Friday July 3, 2020. Born October 5, 1937, in Duncannon, PA, he was the son of the late James W.R. and Mabel E. (Reed) Gelbach. Charles earned a Bachelor's degree from Ursinus College, and later his Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. He played the trombone in the Air National Guard Band. In 1962, he was united in marriage with Paula (Olewiler) Gelbach and settled in Madison, CT, where he assumed the Pastorate of First Congregational Church of Christ. Charles and Paula moved to West Hartford, CT in 1971 to raise their daughters, when he was named Pastor of...