WHILDEN, JR., CHARLES V. “PETE”, 74, of Millville, died suddenly Monday evening at his residence, after a brief illness.

Born in Ocean City, he was a life long Millville resident. He was a graduate of Millville High School, class of 1944, and he received his BA and Masters Degree from Glassboro State College.

Mr. Whilden was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and served as a Quarter Master 3rd Class aboard the L.S.M. 362. He was an educator and had taught at the former Bordentown Military Institute. He had also been the former Administrative Principal of the Pittsgrove Township School District. Most recently he was a licensed real estate agent and an independent contractor of Life Insurance and Investment Sales.

Pete was an active community member, a member of the Masonic Order, and served as Past Master of the Salome Lodge in Cedarville. He was past president of the Cumberland County Shrine Club, and he was past Grand Tall Cedar of the Bridgeton Forest No. 7 of the Tall Cedar of Lebanon. He was also past Sunday School Superintendent of the Fourth United Methodist Church, Millville, He was an active member of the U.S.S. L.S.M.- L.S.M.R. Association, the Nabb Leslie Post No. 82, American Legion of Millville, and the YMCA Old Timers Club. He was an avid sports fan and a history buff.

He is survived by his beloved wife Charlene M. (Quinn); and three daughters, Marianne DeTullio of Smithville, Holly Prohowich and son-in-law Brian of Millville, and Melissa Whilden of Millville. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Podewill in August of 1998.