Chuck was valedictorian at Bedford High in Ohio. At Princeton he majored in chemistry and ate at Elm. He married Ruth-Ellen after graduation. They were regular Reunions and University athletic-event attendees.
Chuck earned a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1970 on an NSF grant, and went to work for Diamond Shamrock in Cleveland doing chemical and medical research. He then joined the Lord Corp. in Erie, Pa., became president, moved the company to the Research Triangle in North Carolina’s Piedmont, and had a successful career, after which he spent many interesting and enjoyable years as a consultant in the field while remaining in Cary, N.C.
Chuck loved participating in sports, including tennis, baseball, basketball, swimming, cycling, and golf, and was a die-hard Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan. He restored classic cars, was a master model- airplane designer, building and flying them, and winning many competitions. He also became a walking encyclopedia on all matters cinematic, based on energetic and enthusiastic research.
Chuck died March 29, 2021, after a long illness. He is survived by Ruth-Ellen, and by brother Richard and his wife Kathryn and their two daughters. Let us pay tribute to a life fully, broadly, and successfully lived.