Cnudde, Charles
Of Cambridge, Nov. 1, 2012. Beloved husband of Susan (Beamer), loving father of Katherine Borninski of Canton, MI, Emily Cnudde of Cambridge, MA, father-in-law of Thomas Borninski and loving grandfather of Edward, Rowan, and Nicholas Borninski. Born in 1938 in Macomb County, MI, Chuck graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina. He had a distinguished teaching and research career at the University of California at Irvine, the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, The University of Texas, Florida State University, and U Mass Boston. He was Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Florida State for 12 years and served as Provost at UMB from 1999-2001, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 2011. The author of many books and articles, Chuck provided technical assistance to universities in England, Yugoslavia, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, and the United Arab Emirates, where he helped establish Abu Dhabi University. Active in neighborhood and Democratic causes in Cambridge, Chuck loved cooking spicy food for friends and family, discussing politics, traveling, and listening to the waves at Rockport, MA. His heroes included Adlai Stevenson and Woody Allen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arts and Sciences Foundation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 6115, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115, designate Political Science Department on the note line of the check; or to Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114, designated for the Center for Head and Neck Cancers. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.

Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 8, 2012