Charlie, a resident of Rome since he retired in 1962 from a family business, Bernuth Lembcke Co. â€” a creosote importer and a shipping company in NYC â€” died May 25, 2002. He was 89.
A graduate of Exeter, Charlie attended Princeton for only freshman year. "I really do not feel that I should be included as a member of the Class of '34," he once wrote, but he corresponded regularly with classmates and consistently supported AG. A superb horseman, he played polo at Princeton, and later trained horses, judged at the National Horse Show, and played polo at Meadowbrook. More recently, he was a world traveler, having caught a "disease" he called "itchy feet." With his late wife, Eloise Fiamingo, to whom he was married for 27 years, he visited all seven continents.
Charlie is survived by his first wife, Shirley Paige Bernuth, and their four children and grandchildren. His brother, Ernest P. "Pat" Bernuth '33, died in 1977.
The Class of 1934