Charley died Nov. 10, 2023, in Triangle, Va.

Charley came to Princeton from St. Andrew’s School in St. Andrews, Tenn., where he edited the school newspaper, was a member of the Literary Society and National Honor Society, and played tennis and basketball. At Princeton, he majored in physics, ate at Cloister Inn, played IAA sports, and was enrolled in Navy ROTC. Afterward, he earned a master’s degree in physics from the University of Michigan and graduated first in his class from Bettis Reactor Engineering School.

He served in the Navy for 31 years, first in the office of Adm. Hyman Rickover, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, and later in direct energy conversion technologies.

Charley and his wife, Linda, moved to Triangle in 1983, where he continued working on direct energy conversion until retirement in 2000. He then devoted himself to teaching physics at the high school level.

He belonged to Immanuel Anglican Church, where he was a member of the vocal and handbell choirs and served in several volunteer positions.

Charley is survived by Linda, sister Karen Martin, and brother Hallock Martin, to all of whom the class extends its condolences.

Undergraduate Class of 1966