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Charlotte Schlosser

AGE: 82 • Fair Haven

Mrs. Charlotte Schlosser nee Ebel passed away peacefully on June 12th in Fair Haven, NJ, surrounded by family and friends. She was 82. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband Wolfgang, daughter Dorothea, son-in-law Tom and grandchildren, Anika & Thaddeus, and brother Hans-Peter. Charlotte is preceded in death by her son Michael.

Charlotte was born in Frankfurt, Germany. After high school she apprenticed and worked at the Frankfurt Airport. She studied English and traveled to Birmingham, England to practice it. She then worked at AEG in the computer center where she learned to program the IBM 650. She then applied to be a programmer at the German Computer Center working on the 650, where she met Wolfgang, who was working on his post-doctoral studies. They were married in early 1963, and shortly thereafter they moved to Braunschweig where Wolfgang had a position teaching Electrical Engineering. Shortly thereafter, Wolfgang received an offer to come to Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. Together they packed their belongings and VW bug into a container and moved to Basking Ridge.

After a few years of renting a house on South Alward in Basking Ridge they bought a house in Homestead Village where they settled in and made long-lasting friendships. Charlotte immediately set to work on house and garden, also teaching herself to cook. She was an active member of the Garden Club and served on the Shade Tree Commission. Charlotte and Wolfgang welcomed first Dorothea, then Michael into the world. A doting mother, she set her considerable creative talents sewing Halloween costumes, planning birthday parties, and volunteering as a Girl Scout troop leader. She also loved to paint and draw, and loved to puzzle.

In 1989 the family moved to Fair Haven where she set about transforming a plain lot into an award winning garden. After retirement, she and Wolfgang traveled all over the world, including Patagonia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey. She also became politically active, writing to political leaders and championing causes.

A memorial concert and reception will be held on September 10th at 4pm at the Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary in Lincroft, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Nature Conservancy or WQXR. The family is especially grateful to Corina, Ann and Adrienne who were steadfastly by her side throughout her illness. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ was entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 6, 2017
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