Charlie majored in economics and graduated cum laude. His roommate all four years was Richard Smith, a Summit (N.J.) High School friend. He worked at and managed the University Store for two years while at Princeton. He chose Navy ROTC for his first two years, but changed to the Marines ROTC.
He was involved in Princeton’s Annual Giving, and the generosity of alumni never ceased to amaze him. He worked with his friends and classmates Dean Groel, John Nevin, and John Wert. Charlie also spent several years working with the Princeton Class of 1957 Caring Committee.
Charlie earned an MBA at New York University while working for Shearson Hammill. He became a partner there at age 31 and retired in 1985 at 50 as a senior vice president.
Charlie remained active as a guest lecturer for the American Management Association. He invested in the restaurant industry as well as in real estate, property management, real-estate settlement, and the real-estate services industry.
Charlie was a faithful servant and volunteer at Summit United Methodist Church in Summit, N.J. He taught Sunday School and eventually was chairman of the board of trustees. He also served on the Summit planning board, as president and treasurer of the scholarship fund for inner-city youth through the Archdiocese of Newark, and as a trustee of Summit Family Service Association.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Janice; their two daughters, Melanie and Meghan; three grandchildren, Ellie, Ethan, and Zoey; and his brother, Richard F. Edwards.