Charles graduated from La Salle University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He went on to build a successful career in Accounting and retired in 2012.
Charlie had many hobbies and a keen sense of humor. He was a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loved baseball. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to games at Veteran’s Stadium, Citizen’s Bank Park, and even coached them in the summer. He became known as “Grandpa Charlie” and “Grandpa C” to the local young ball players on the team and in the league for many years. He always had his baseball bag with him in the trunk of his car, with extra gloves, bats, balls, and even bases - ready to play a game in a moment's notice. He was known for knowledge of the game and repeating classic quotes “See the ball, hit the ball” and “Hit 'em where they ain’t.” And if he wasn’t coaching, he was in the stands cheering his grandchildren on and supporting them.
Grandpa Charlie was also a huge Trekkie (big Star Trek fan). He owned several pieces of Star Trek memorabilia, including a phaser (always set to stun!). He would take his grandchildren to the new Star Trek movies wearing his captain’s shirt and movie props, which made for a memorable experience. He also made time to see the newest Harry Potter and Star Wars with his grandchildren, too - these were traditions he kept going.
Charlie also had an interest in Ham Radio, which made his car unmistakable with his seemingly 10 foot antennas on the roof. He regularly communicated with folks in England and since he and Gerrie lived in Nottingham, PA, it made sense that his call sign was Robin Hood and her’s was Maid Marian.
Charlie had such an infectious sense of humor and was always cracking jokes and raising spirits. He also bonded strongly with the family puggle named, “Pudge.” Over the years, the two of them would become attached at hip - even sharing meals together.
Charles’ impact on his family and those around him will not be forgotten. He will be missed.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Southampton, PA 18966 followed by Charles' Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Internment will immediately follow at Hillside Cemetery, Abington PA. Arrangements by www.donahuefuneral.com 215-348-9421.