Wednesday, November 6, 2013
On behalf of the people of Montclair, the Township Council wishes to express its sadness at the passing of Montclair Police Chief Edward A. Giblin. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and countless friends.
The consummate “Montclair Boy”, the Chief served his beloved hometown for forty-one years in the Montclair Police Department, rising to be one of its legendary leaders.
While we mourn, we cannot help but marvel at and take comfort in the storybook life that the Chief led: married to his sweetheart Joan Audrey for sixty years, large loving family, honored veteran, leader of his home church (Immaculate Conception), lifetime commitment to public service, and universal respect as a man and a gentleman in his hometown and, in fact, wherever he travelled.
Montclair will not likely see a man like the Chief again. We thank God that it was our privilege to know, honor, and love him for so many years.