Wilson, Charlie David
1953 - 2013. Charlie David Wilson of Scottsdale, passed on peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 20, surrounded by love and beautiful memories. His family and friends feel forever blessed to have known Charlie's zany, playful, generous spirit and ever-abundant energy. He also will be remembered for the famous tenderloin sandwiches he served through Cuisine Catering Company, By Charlie. Setting the example for living and loving life to the fullest, Charlie was happiest on the golf course, on the water, or cooking for others, always surrounded by love and laughter. This talented barefoot skier taught many to waterski and is fondly remembered for the human skiing pyramid mastered at Saguaro Lake with lifelong friends. Those who knew Charlie, even for one moment, knew they were (and are) part of his family. He dearly loved us all. Charlie Wilson was born Aug. 4, 1953, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. He attended Arcadia High School and Arizona State University. This true original is survived by his mother, brother, sisters, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and great nieces. Smile on, Charlie.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 24, 2013