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DR. CHARLES R. CROGHAN, JR. died at home surrounded by his family on July 23, 2013. He was a native of Fort Pierce, Florida. During World War II, he served with the Fourth Infantry Division (the "Ivy" Division), participating in the Normandy Invasion (June 1944), and the invasion of Germany, later in 1944. At the conclusion of the War, he enrolled in and was graduated from the College of Wooster. He continued his education at New York University, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia University, and did post-graduate study at Philip's University in Marburg, Germany, and at Yale and Clermont Universities in the States. His career since acquiring his doctorate has been as an academic, teaching Religion and Humanities at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and English and Humanities at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. Upon his retirement in 1995, Dr. Croghan volunteered in the community, serving in various capacities at the St. Lucie County Historical Museum, the Manatee Education and Observation Center, and the Visitors' Information Center. Charles was preceded in death by his son, Matthew, and leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Rose- Marie; son, Luke (Linda); daughter-in-law, Carol; grandchildren, Madeline and Sam, and sister-in-law, Norma Clark. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Treasure Coast Symphony, 1305 SE Brewster Place, Stuart, FL 34997 or to a
. No Services are planned. An Online Guestbook is available by visiting www.yatesfuneralhome.com Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm on July 28, 2013