Chuckie Slider/Gildar

Obituary of Chuckie Slider/Gildar

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Chuckie Slider/Gildar, a very private soul, died at University Hospital in Princeton, NJ the evening of July 19 from complications of esophageal cancer. She was admitted on her 70th birthday, July 13, and just fell asleep the next day. She was raised in Plainsboro, NJ where her family both worked, and ran Walker Gordon Farms. She was the daughter of and, was raised by, her mother Charlotte Ridgway Slider. She leaves behind equally private cousins, their children and grandchildren; and stepson, Edward M. Gildar, daughter-in-law Brenda Wilson Gildar and granddaughter Brooke Kensington Gildar. Chuckie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton High School, earned a scholarship to Mt. Holyoke College, in So. Hadley MA where she was honored as Freshman Scholar. She continued her education at Rutgers, New Brunswick NJ. She began a career in survey research at ORC from where she was hired away to begin the start-up company, Response Analysis (RAC) in the late sixties. A few decades later she, along with a select few partners purchased the company, which became a successful ESOP company. After the first oil embargo in the early seventies, she directed the U.S. Residential Consumption Survey (RECS) for the newly created Department of Energy, as well as, other social and political surveys. RAC was purchased by Roper Starch, after which she retired. The following people will know to whom this refers. Chuckie revered her mentor, valued her smart colleagues and supported her co-workers' eccentricities. That is why she married Jerry Gildar. They would have been married 31 years, July 25. Chuckie was a crossword puzzle master who was in the top 20% at the national crossword contest in Stamford, Conn, and was rated much higher for her age group in NJ. If one looks really close she can be seen in the movie, Wordplay. It featured Jon Stewart, Mike Mussina, Ken Burns, Bob Dole and Bill Clinton. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. Her ashes will be spread in her perennial bed.
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