Charles M. Culbert, MD

Charles M. Culbert, MD
03/13/1935 - 06/13/2024

Charles Michael Culbert, MD, age 89, of Millstone Township, New Jersey, known as “Charlie”, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2024. Charlie adored his family and he loved being a doctor. He will be remembered for his kindness, understanding, generosity, intelligence and compassion by his family, friends, colleagues and patients.

Dr. Culbert was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut by his loving parents, James Otis and Libbie Mary. Although he came from humble beginnings, with the dedication and support of his parents, Charlie graduated Sacred Heart High School and completed his college studies at Georgetown University. In 1960, he graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. While in medical school Charles married his childhood sweetheart, Carole Jean Renkun. After med school, he finished an internship at Holy Cross Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. Charlie and Carole moved to Niagara Falls, New York where Charles served in the Air Force Reserves. Subsequently, Charlie commuted from Stamford, Connecticut, to complete a four-year OB-GYN residency training program at New York Hospital in New York City.

In 1968, Charles and Carole moved to New Providence, New Jersey and later to Chatham, New Jersey where they raised their family. Charlie joined the Summit Medical Group and served on staff at Overlook Hospital. For the next 40 years, he delivered thousands of babies and cared for women from Union and Morris Counties. He finally retired at the age of 72. Charlie was outgoing and thoughtful, and always seemed to bump into former patients or someone whom he had delivered. Charles was a leader who was recognized for his selflessness, unwavering commitment to the community, and dedication to his patients.

Charles and Carole enjoyed life together. They spent their early years raising four active children, Jeff, Laurie, Chris, and Steve. Charlie was devoted to his family. His most valued moments were spent with his beloved children and having fun with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Charlie was a devoted husband, father, friend, and physician. He is remembered for his compassion, thoughtfulness, good nature, and his sense of humility. Charlie was loved by many and his presence will be deeply missed.

Surviving Dr. Culbert are his wife, Carole and his children including Jeffrey Culbert and his wife, Luanne,  Laura Ann Cox and her husband Lantz, and Steven Culbert and his wife, Christina. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren and their spouses including Erin and Chris Koenigsmann, Lauren and Tim Stone, Matthew and Jerri Anne Culbert, and Kristen Culbert, Lily Cox, Charlotte Cox, Michael Culbert, Shannon Culbert, and Kaitlyn Culbert and his five great grandchildren, Vincent, Avery, Olivia, Sophia, and Hailey. He is predeceased by his son, Christopher Paul.

A viewing for Dr. Culbert will be held on June 20, 2024 from 9 am to 11 am at Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 08724. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township, NJ 07928. The committal will follow at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, 136 Passaic Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’ name may be made to: The Valerie Fund, Colon Cancer Research, 2101 Millburn Ave. #3719, Millburn, NJ 07040 or The Wounded Warrior Project,  P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.

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Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Thursday, June 20, 2024. 9 am to 11 am
Funeral Mass. Thursday, June 20, 2024. 11:30 am. Corpus Christi Church, Chatham Township, NJ
St. Teresa's Cemetery, Summit, NJ
Memorial Gifts:
The Valerie Fund, Colon Cancer Research, 2101 Millburn Ave. #3719, Maplewood, NJ 07040 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758716, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516
Bradley Funeral Homes
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