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Charles H. Stephens ’32

Published in Mar. 5, 1997, issue

Charles died Aug. 27, 1996, in the Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.

Upon graduation Charles joined the family business, then the Buffalo Fire Appliance Corp., eventually succeeding his father as president in 1938. Eight years later he sold the family's interest in the business and turned his attention to investments. This led to managerial positions in several research and engineering companies allied with the aircraft and automotive fields. For a time he was president of Crescent Niagra Corp., and later became chairman of the executive committee and consultant to U.S. Rubber Reclaimers Co. He retired in 1980. He served on the board of Hobart and William Smith colleges of Geneva, N.Y., and was first president of the Moore Regional Hospital Foundation in Pinehurst, N.C.

Charles is survived by his wife of 64 years, Claire, a son, Charles H. Jr., a daughter, Judith Ressel, six grandchildren, and eight greatgrandchildren. The class sympathizes with all of them in the loss of one who led such a productive and active life.

The Class of 1932

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