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Charles Robert Beattie Jr. ’51

Published in Jan. 23, 2008, issue

According to former '51 president Bill Brown, when Charlie Beattie died the class lost not only its longtime Annual Giving agent but also a tireless worker on behalf of the University, for which he had a deep and abiding love.

Charlie was born in New York April 12, 1929, son of Charles R. Beattie '25. He prepared at Pomfret School and at Princeton was an economics major, a member of Cap and Gown, and roommate of Peter Fleming, Roby Harrington, and William Iler. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the Marine Corps as a first lieutenant. After four years with New Jersey Bell, he moved to the Bank of New York Investment Department, where he worked for 30 years until retirement.

In 1955 Charlie and Jane Richardson were married. They raised their three children, first in New York City and then in Katonah, N.Y., where they lived for 27 years before moving to Hilton Head in 1999.

Charlie died March 1, 2007, of congestive heart failure. He is survived by Jane; his daughters, Brenda Ucich and Wendy Reed; son Bruce; five grandchildren; and his sister, Mildred Helen Knapp. His brother, Ernest, predeceased him.

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