April 29, 1925 - March 26, 2014 Charles Fay, 88, resident of Manhattan Beach, California, passed away peacefully at home, his loving wife Ann at his side. Chuck was raised by his mother and her father on a Kansas farm. During WWII he served as "tackling dummy" in the Navy's West Coast self defense program. Later he earned a Ph.D in Philosophy at UCLA and pursued an academic career that included appointments at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Washington University in Saint Louis, and a stint in Canada. He eventually settled into a tenured position at California State University Dominguez Hills, retiring in 1992. Chuck was an avid adventurer - a hiker, white-water rafter, and a master scuba diver. He was an enthusiastic ballroom dancer, a 2nd degree black belt in Judo, and earned a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu - awarded by Chuck Norris - in his late 60s. He is survived by his wife Ann; his daughter Roberta; his stepchildren Mary, Richard, and Linda; and Linda's children Julia and William. An informal remembrance will take place Sunday May 4th from 1 - 5 pm at Chuck and Ann's home. All who would like to celebrate this man's life and times are welcome.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014