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Charles E. Childs Jr.


1919 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Charles E. Childs Jr. Obituary




Charles E. Childs, Jr. (Pete) passed away on Thursday, March 16. He was the son of Charles E. and Helen Hammond Childs. He was born on November 4, 1919 in Harrisburg, PA, graduated from the Haverford School and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

As a Lieutenant in the Navy, Pete spent his war years on the destroyer USS Doyle which saw action at Omaha Beach and in the Pacific. His business career was spent as an officer with Merck and Co., Inc. He married Jane Sanborn in 1953 and together they raised a daughter, Martha, and a son, Charles E. III in Westfield, NJ.

Upon retiring to Manchester, he led an active life in the community. He was twice Sr. Warden of Zion Church, served on the boards of the Dorset Field Club and Dellwood Cemetery and was clerk of Manchester Village.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his daughter-in-law, Trina and grandchildren, Celia and Ryan.

SERVICES: A service will be held at Zion Church at 11:00 on Monday, March 20.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in his honor to either Zion Church or Friends of Hildene.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 385 Bonnet St., Manchester Center, VT 05250

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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 18, 2017
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