Our family is indebted to Charles. His compassion and affection for my father, John Knowles, and our family was truly significant. I have many cherished memories of vacations and social gatherings with the Ruppman family. Charles entertained us with his great stories around the campfire and loved to show me his amazing match trick. I never figured out how he magically lit the matchstick. We are grateful and blessed to have known him. It is a profound loss to many. Our hearts and prayers are with the Ruppman family during this time of grief. My mother, Sharon Kowalske, sends her condolences as well.