Mylo Charlston quietly passed away in his sleep the evening of May 17, 2013. He was born on September 10, 1915 to Leonard Johanson Charlston and Betsy Hasledalen Charlston at Seattle General Hospital.
Mylo grew up in the Wallingford district attending Latona Elementary, Alexander Hamilton Junior High and Lincoln High Schools and also Wilson Business College.
Mylo's father owned Charlston Machinist Company where he installed newspaper presses in Washington and Canada; but Mylo was not a machinist, but a born contractor and in 1941 established the C-Y Construction Company with Russell Young.
With World War II, Mylo became a member of the United States Army serving from 1942 to 1946. After his honorable discharge he returned to Seattle and reestablished Charlston Construction, Inc. The demand for new homes after the war led to a successful career of first new homes, then apartments, and finally in commercial buildings all in the north end of Seattle and South Snohomish County.
Mylo was a member of the Master Builders of Seattle and Snohomish for over 50 years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Downtown Sunrisers, the Lake City Elks No. 1800 and Hamilton House for Seniors for many years.
In his retirement years he has worked with the Master Builders Scholarship, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Shrine Children's Hospital in Oregon, and Woodland Park Zoo.
Mylo met his beloved wife, Marion on January 10, 1941 and married her on April 10, 1943 and with his birth date September 10th, needless to say the 10th of the month always played an important date. They enjoyed 70 years of happiness on April 10, 2013. Mylo and Marion loved to fish with good friends at Neah Bay, Sitka and Kenai in Alaska as well as Caba San Lucas and Kona, Hawaii. They traveled all the states in USA and several countries in Europe.
They were not blessed with children of their own, but always counted the children of their friends as their family. They are the last members of their own families and at Mylo's request there will be no service.
Rather, Mylo would appreciate any remembrance to the: Master Builders Association Scholarship Fund, Attn: Cathy Feole; Career Connection / Charlie's House; 335-116th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
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Published in The Seattle Times from May 26 to June 2, 2013