Charles Richard Egedy Jr., Ph.D.

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Charlie left this world on Friday, March 15, 2013, and he will be sorely missed. He was born on October 31, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA to Charles and Betty Egedy. His sister Carol joined the family in 1952. They lived in several places, but Charlie finally found his home in Baton Rouge at LSU in 1968. He completed his B.S. in Chemistry in 1972. In 1974, he and Karen Summerell married and he began his career in the lab at Grant Chemical Division of Ferro Corporation. During that time, he became the Director of Research and Development, completed his M.S. in Chemical Engineering, began teaching part-time in the LSU Department of Mathematics and welcomed a daughter, Lauren, and son, Brian, to his family. After leaving Grant in 1999, he became a full-time Math Instructor at LSU. After several years, he returned to LSU Graduate School and completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2009. He returned to his dream job, doing Math research and teaching Math at LSU, until he suffered a fatal heart attack while walking around the LSU lakes. Charlie played many different roles: long-time member and tournament director of the Baton Rouge Chess Club; long-time member and recently President of the Louisiana State Poetry Society; enthusiastic fan of LSU sports, baseball in particular; "Son" to Joyce; doting grandfather to Lauren's daughter, Kristin Byrd; "Dad" to Brian's wife Sarah; devoted mentor to LSU students of all ages and majors. A memorial service to celebrate Charlie's life will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 on the LSU Campus in Lockett Hall, Basement Room 2, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Immediately following the service, there will be a reception in the James E. Keisler Lounge, third floor Lockett. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to support the .
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 19 to Mar. 24, 2013
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