Chuck earned a medical degree at Columbia and completed his residency at the Neurological Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He spent two years practicing neurology in the Air Force, then served at several major medical centers in the South before joining a neurology practice in Fort Smith, Ark., for more than 20 years.
In 1990 Chuck’s wife, Sandy, persuaded him to retire early from medicine. They moved to Eugene, Ore., where she resumed her graduate studies in Spanish literature. Chuck became active in many civic causes and as the landscaper/gardener/wall builder on their property. He further honed his sports and fitness regime and commenced their impressive record of foreign travel. In all they visited more than 20 countries in more than 50 trips, most including extensive hiking, biking, trekking, and canoeing.
Chuck died April 2, 2021, from complications of cancer. He married three times, was divorced, lost his second wife very early to cancer, and spent 35 years with Sandy who, along with his three children from his first marriage, survives him.