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Charles Wesley Shreiner Jr. ’45

Published in Apr. 20, 2005, issue

Charlie died Aug. 22, 2004, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, Pa.

Charlie entered Princeton from Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, joined Cottage Club, and played varsity baseball. His Princeton career was terminated by service with the 32nd Division, which saw combat in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was awarded a Bronze Star.

He graduated from Temple University in 1949 and joined the Church Farm School in Glen Loch, Pa. His father had founded Church Farm School, an affiliate of the Episcopal Church, in 1918. Charlie succeeded him as headmaster in 1964 and served for 23 years in that capacity, expanding the college preparatory curriculum, increasing the size of the student body, and developing an extensive community service program.

Charlie's distinguished career led him to service on the boards of Episcopal Academy, Chester County Hospital, and the National Bank of Chester County. He was past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools. He was awarded honorary degrees from Widener and Temple universities.

In addition to his wife, Shirley McKee Shreiner, Charlie is survived by daughters Stacey Kley '78 and Alix Markee; a son, Charles W. III; and eight grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945

PAW 4/5/05

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