He came to Princeton from Pen-Day School in Kansas City, where he participated in tennis, baseball, and dramatics and was on the staff of the yearbook.
At Princeton, he was in the chemical engineering department, a member of Key and Seal, and on the squash and tennis teams. He roomed with Irv Hockaday, Chuck Singleton, Arch Edwards, Charlie Talbot, Russ Riggs, and Al Burgess.
Charlie married Martha Kassenbaum shortly after graduation and then entered the Navy for four years. Thereafter he worked for his entire career for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla. When he retired in 1999, he and Martha split their time between Bartlesville and Sarasota, Fla.
Charlie loved working with his hands. He was an avid gardener; played tennis, golf, and skied; and built two boats and several automobiles.
Charlie is survived by Martha, their sons Charles III and David, and grandchildren Anna and Benjamin. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.