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Charles F. Criswell 1938 - 2013
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I worked with Charles when he was an air traffic Controller in New York. When I read his obituary here in Chattanooga, I was shocked and sorry at the same time. If I had known he lived so close, I would have tried to have some time with him.
Sid Wugalter
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Chuck, I have waited awhile to tell you how much you will be missed and the impact you had on so many peoples life. I know you are in a better place now, but losing you still hurts. I will always remember your kindness, your courage and most of all the love for your family. Remembering you always, Brother John
Monday, May 06, 2013

Good men will always be missed. Chuck Criswell was my first ATC Supervisor
in Balboa CERAP, Panama republic of Panama back in 1979. I remember him as
an excellent supervisor and wonderful family oriented person. I've also
worked for him in Miami ARTCC during the years he served as an Air Traffic
Manager in 1989. Chuck always had a good word of advice and excellent
humor. “Corbinalo”. My sincere condolences to his wife, his son Mike and
family. Rest in peace.
Friday, May 03, 2013
I will always remember my uncle Chuck as a family man, including and taking me along his own family vacations. I will never forget the time when he picked me up in Orlando and took me to Vero beach to stay for week and it was the best. I gained respect with what uncle Chuck would tell me as he explained life events that would parallell the conversations held. My love and condoalances to Aunt Sylivia and the remainder of the family. My thoughts and prayers are out to you.

Jeff Criswell (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl)
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I will miss his big heart. He was the best big brother a girl could ask for. My fondest memory is the time my son, Chris, caught his first cold. The doorbell rings and in walks Chuck with a bag full of medicines and a vaporizer. He set the machine up and told me how to use it, then gave him the medicine and me instructions on how often to give it. I will always love you Big Brother :)
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Chuck was a true air traffic control professional who was also endowed with a great sense of humor. Those of us fortunate to have worked with him are saddened with his passing and will greatly miss him. God bless you Chuck
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I have very fond memories of Chuck. He will be missed. Les Brown, Miami ARTCC retired. R.I.P.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We would like to offer our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to Sylvia and family during this time of sorrow. Chuck is a good friend and a great brother in Christ. He always greeted us with a smile and a hug. We remember his good sense of humor, his love for family, and his genuine care for others. We will miss him greatly.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sylvia and Family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Prayers for happy memories to see you through the coming days. Many hugs and blessings.
Monday, April 29, 2013
He was a big man in many ways; body, heart, and soul. Enjoyed working closely with him in Washington, DC, both within and out of the FAA. Always a team player. A true visionary. Please know Slyvia that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Monday, April 29, 2013
My prayers go out to you and the family. It was a pleasure to work with Chuck as a member of his CNS/ATM TEAM in the Ukraine and in Ghana. He was a leader in the GPS world who brought the new aviation and air traffic technology to many "third World" countries.
Gordon Reynolds
Monday, April 29, 2013
Chuck was a fine man--honest, caring, and professional. His spirit, character, and sense of humor will definitely be missed. It was a pleasure to know and work with him.
Monday, April 29, 2013
May the peace of the Lord comfort the family in their time grief. I had the pleasure of knowing Chuck at Miami Center. He was a true professional.

Russ Mears
Monday, April 29, 2013
Dear Sylvia and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Dear Sylvia and Family,
My deepest sympathy is extended to you during this very difficult time. I truly enjoyed working with Chuck as he was always upbeat and ready to help in any situation. My prayer is that you will have special strength spiritually and physically to see you through the days ahead.
Warm Regards,
Wil Mowdy
Monday, April 29, 2013
My sincere condolences for your loss. I worked with Charles in NY Center and considered him a good friend. I wish I knew he lived so close to us (We live in Chattanooga). May he rest in peace, a wonderful man and a great AT controller.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Dear Sylvia, I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was such a great and loving christian man, and I enjoyed worshipping so much with you both for several years. I always loved his hugs on Sunday. I'm sending lots of hugs, and peaceful thoughts to you and your family. You are all in my prayers. Terry Lockwood (Deland, Fl)
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I had the honor and pleasure of working with Chuck when the New Smyrna Beach Control Tower opened in 2004. He made contract tower operations a real joy. He was one of the best managers I ever had in 40 yrs of control work and we missed him terribly when he decided to retire. May he rest in peace.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Chuck worked as an aviation consultant for me the past few years and joined me on business trips to Africa. He was a great professional and always spoke lovingly of his family. A true Christian gentleman who I will dearly miss. My condolences to his family.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time of sorrow.. It was an honor the have known Chuck durning my military time and also at New Smyrna Beach Tower as my boss. As a fellow Christian the loss is great to all who know him. Chuck helped me more then he will ever know..
In Christian Love Gene & Marla Homan NSB FL
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We were so honor and blessed to of known Chuck,
His family will always be in our thoughts and prayers
May you rest in peace our dear friend.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I was greatly saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. For many years, both with FAA and afer retiring, our professional paths often crossed. He was great manager who understood and cared for people working with him. My condolences to his family.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
"It was an honor to have worked for Chuck at Panama ATC Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Criswell family. Dios te guie por esta nueva tarea que tienes . Que Dios Te Bendiga Chuck . Fuiste un Buen amigo y un excelente Jefe.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing; he was a good boss and a wonderful friend. He was a kind and thoughtful man and always there for those who needed him. I will always be grateful for his help during a very difficult time--he truly cared about others. My love and hugs to Sylvia and family. Donna Childers-Danhauer, and Clifford Danhauer, FAA Washington DC, retired.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I am so sorry for the family. Chuck was a good boss. Ted Migala Retired Miami ARTCC
Saturday, April 27, 2013
It was an honor to have worked for Chuck at Miami Center.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Criswell family.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I worked with him for a number of years at FAA, and shared some great memories. My condolences to Mike and the family Jim Reilly Debary FL
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cheryl & family,
So sorry for your loss & praying for our Lord's special comfort & peace at this time. I felt honored to get to meet your dad/grandpa a few times when I visited him in Rehab. What a precious man, and what a legacy.
Praying for you,
pastorChuck P
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
R.I.P.
Friday, April 26, 2013
I am so sorry about Charlie. He was alot like a big brother at times to me when I was growing up. He advised me on my first spouse and we went to some of his football games. We would sit and talk when he came to visit. I will miss him very much but now he is home with my mom and dad, aunt Lillian and uncle Frank and his friend my uncle Gene. You all are in my prayers and I will be praying for all. Love you all.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Missing The Biggest Teddy Bear of All!! With Angel Wings, Uncle Chuck flies!! ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ xxx ooo Luv Cindy Raines Reed
Friday, April 26, 2013
We loved Chuck very much and are hurting for and with you. He was a fine person, always warm and loving to us. We will greatly miss him.

Ricky and Pam Criswell
Friday, April 26, 2013
Chuck was my boss for quite some time. I had the greatest respect for the man. He was honest, fair and approachable. I offer my prayers for healing to his family.
Friday, April 26, 2013
"They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies." William Penn

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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