Dr. Charles R. Croghan Jr., 88, died July 23, 2013, at his home. He was born in Fort Pierce and was a lifelong resident. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with 4th Infantry Division (the "Ivy" Division), and participated in the Normandy Invasion in June 1944 and the Invasion of Germany later that year. Before retirement in 1995, he taught religion and humanities at Bloomfield College in New Jersey, and most recently taught English and humanities at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. He graduated from Wooster College and continued his education at New York University, Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He held a doctorate, doing postgraduate study at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, and at Yale and Clermont universities in the United States. He volunteered in the community and served in various capacities at the St. Lucie County Historical Museum, Manatee Education and Observation Center and the Visitors' Information Center, all in Fort Pierce. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rose- Marie Croghan of Fort Pierce; son, Luke Croghan of Hobe Sound; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Croghan. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Symphony, 1305 S.E. Brewster Place, Stuart, FL 34997. Services: None are planned. Arrangements are by Yates Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Pierce Chapel. A guest book is available at www.yatesfuneralhome.com.
Published in the TC Palm on July 25, 2013