SAN ANGELO Charles Henry Lauffer, 73, of San Angelo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home. Charles was born Feb. 27, 1940, in Lakeland, Fla. to Carl Henry and Lucy (Woodworth) Lauffer. Charles married Susan Huntley Harris on Jan. 5, 1992, in Liberty Hill, Texas. He was a professor of mathematics for 41 years at Lamar University. He also taught mathematics for three years in Malaysia and was a world traveler. He loved playing chess and taught his grandchildren to play. He is a member of St. Mark Presbyterian Church. Charles continues to teach by participating in the Willed Body Program at Texas Tech University. When he graduates, a celebration of his life will be held in Liberty Hill, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Susan Lauffer of San Angelo; mother of his children Paula Moore of Jasper, Texas; two sons, Charles "Hank" Lauffer of Clarksville, Ind., Paul Lauffer and wife Kim of Groves, Texas; daughter Gretchen Ponder of Palistine, Texas; stepson Richard Harris and wife Su Tang of Houston, Texas; two stepdaughters, Sandy Harris of San Angelo and Katherine Farrell and husband Tim of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Hannah, Charles, Michael, Nancy and Christian Lauffer and Timothy Lunn; and stepgrandchildren Aidan and Keegan Farrell. Donations in Charles's memory may be given to Hospice of San Angelo. Charles obituary and memorial guestbook may be viewed online at www.robertmassie.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from May 5 to May 6, 2013