On Dec. 28, 1997, after a long bout of illness, Charlie died at the Mari de Villa Retirement Home in West St. Louis, Mo. Until his retirement in the late 1970s he operated the Limberg Cutting Tool Co. for more than 25 years, representing manufacturers of industrial cutting and shredding equipment. During WWII, he served as a pilot in the AAF 320th Bombardment Group, flying 40 missions (Africa-Sardinia) and earning eight Air Medals.
We remember Charlie not only for his convivial style at all our gatherings but also for his prominent performances in our Triangle shows in both cast and chorus line. He earned freshman numerals in soccer and lacrosse and became a cheer leader in senior year.
Charlie and Suzanne Shapleigh were married in 1946. Suzi and their three daughters, Suzanne Mason, Virginia, and Jennifer Carmichael, gave him what support they could through his last few tough years. To them and his six grandchildren we offer our condolence as with them we say our last goodbye.
The Class of 1939