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Charles "Easy" Ysewyn

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Ledyard - Charles "Easy" Ysewyn, 86, died on July 9, 2018, surrounded by family. He was predeceased by parents John and Helen; wife Verna; brother Freddie; relatives Homer, Kurt and Mary.

Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Army as a radio repairman. He met Verna while stationed in Europe. After a few dates, they married. He said their love spanned two continents. Charlie earned a bachelor of science at Trenton State College. Then a master of science (PE) at Indiana University.

Charles is survived by his children Karen, Linda, Janet (Shari), Douglas and Laura (Michael); grandkids Oliver, Nicholas, Marissa, Zander, Thomas, Daniel, Victoria, Samantha, Clark, Reid, Kellan, Grayson; three nephews and a niece and their families. Some of his favorite people include Aunt Betty, Aunt Helen, Maureen, Sarah, Mark and Margaret, Dave, Ed, Fred, Wallace Cove neighbors, and bocce pals. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Gates, Hospice, and his caregivers.

For 30 years, Charlie taught Health/PE and coached baseball and basketball at Fitch Junior High. He also coached American Legion baseball. He worked part-time for The Day newspaper and had his own lawn business. He was a VFW member. He was fond of summers in Maine and winters in Myrtle Beach, jogging, reading, crossword puzzles, dogs, cigars, a shot of whisky and woodworking. He loved watching the Yankees, the Patriots, Matt Harvey and the movie "Shane." Thriving on coffee and cookies, he was organized and hard working. Persistent in spirit, Charlie lived at least nine lives. He is remembered as committed to his family while taking a simple approach to living a full life.

A Funeral Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at St. David's Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gateway Milbridge, PO Box 62, Milbridge, ME 04658. To leave a memory for Charlie's family, please visit www.dinotofuneral.com.
Published in The Day on July 11, 2018
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