Charles Houston

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Charles Houston Goudiss III WILMINGTON, N.C.- Charles Houston Goudiss III, 67, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away Thursday, March, 21, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Goudiss was born in N.Y., to the late Charles Houston Goudiss, Jr., and Laverta McCormick Goudiss. A graduate of University of Pa., Charles had an illustrious career working in a variety of fields, including volunteering with the Peace Corps, being a book salesman for Crown Publishing and in the home improvement industry. He was also a long term resident of Kingston and Ulster County, where he designed and built an award-winning passive solar house. He also restored an historic building in the Rondout. He worked as a Loan Officer for Mortgage Select and served on the Board of Trustees of the Kingston Area Library for several years. He moved to Wilmington in 2006 and, most recently, served as treasurer of Sister Cities Association of Wilmington. Among his many loves were his family, body surfing, reading, and the Grateful Dead. Survivors include his wife, Maria D'Elia Goudiss (Maria Harding); his son, Charles Keegan Goudiss and wife Jessica, of Silver Spring, Md.; two grandchildren, George and Margaret Goudiss; and one sister, Joan Zimmermann, of New York, N.Y. A Celebration of Life was observed on March 27, 2013 in Wilmington. Please consider contributing to the Peace Corps Sierra Leone Volunteer Fund at http://rev.ms/charlesgoudiss in his memory.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Apr. 2, 2013
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