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U.S. Navy veteran receives street sign in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK – The Township of North Brunswick’s Veteran Street Sign Program continued on June 25 with the naming of Jason Drive and David Drive as Wilkey Way.

Charles Wilkey was born on Nov. 1, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1963 and served on active duty for four years
during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged in 1969 as the rank of petty officer, 2nd Class, and was awarded the National Defense Ribbon, the Navy Good Conduct Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Expedition Ribbon, according to a proclamation read in his honor.

Wilkey received an associate’s degree in 1966 in accounting while working at the Grumman
Aerospace Corporation, which was the main contractor on the Apollo Lunar Module that landed men on the moon.

In 1976, he graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He became a certified public accountant in 1982.

In December 1983, Wilkey and his family moved to North Brunswick. He began working for Beck, Weiss & Company in Edison for 18 years. In 2002, he was hired as a senior manager at Willis, Owens & Baker in Princeton where he retired in 2011.

He also worked as a crossing guard in North Brunswick.

Wilkey married JoAnn (Barcia) in April 1969 and they have one son, John Charles.

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