Stephen Charnas

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Stephen Charnas



Stephen Charnas, aged 83, an attorney (retired) with the firm of Sutin, Thayer, and Brown in Albuquerque, died January 30, 2018, at The Retreat in Rio Rancho. His practice included intellectual property law, water law, and Indian law. He loved hiking, cycling, black and white photography on real film, archaeological digs and tours abroad, reading poetry and fiction, school reunions at Andover, and having his hair groomed by Sixtus the cat. Stephen is survived by his wife, Suzy; brother, Jonathan; children, Charlie and Jo; and grandchildren, Juliet and Nate. A family gathering in his memory will take place later this Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Indian College Fund.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 11, 2018