Charles was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and died Feb. 26, 2006, in Ladysmith, Wis. He was 91.
An unassuming man of talent and privilege, he never spoke much of his background or accomplishments. He served in World War II and married Lola Jane Young at the end of the war. Trained as an illustrator, he spent his working life as an "idea man" in the world of advertising. He was an intellectually honest man who made the best of whatever came his way, and found joy in everything he did. He especially enjoyed his family and career, painting pictures of horses, and exploring new places. He kept his personal views to himself but was always affable and always found time for others.
Severely incapacitated by Parkinson's disease in his later years, he maintained his characteristic grace, style, and good humor to the end. He will be deeply missed.
The class extends its loving sympathy and fond remembrances to his family and friends.
The Class of 1937