Charles was fortunate to remain active and independent throughout his life. In retirement he built beautiful doll houses, replicas of homes that he loved. He and Shirley took their camper across the country, and enjoyed a trip to Europe to revisit places he had seen in the war.
He pursued the study of both World War II history and the Eustis family genealogy, providing his relatives with an extensive family tree. He especially enjoyed being outside on his lawnmower
Charles had great respect for the American flag and its presentation in the community, and was a tireless advocate for the restoration and care of local cemeteries.
Charles was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He was predeceased by his siblings; his wife, Shirley; and his son, Gary.
He is survived by his son, Harold, daughter-in-law, Jane Curley; and grandson, Colin (all of Delhi); his stepgranddaughter, Emily (of Zaragoza, Spain); and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to greet the family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, Delhi, with the Rev. Sarah Hooker officiating.
Burial will take place in the spring in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.
Contributions in his memory are asked to be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, Donald W. Gleason American Legion Post No. 190 or O’Connor Hospital.
Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.