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Charles Louis French Sr. Obituary
POQUOSON - Charles Louis French Sr., 94, passed peacefully in his sleep on December 24, 2014 and will be joining his wife Harriet of 73 years, just 4 months after her passing. He was born August 3rd, 1920, in Hackensack N.J. and lived in New York, NY until 1949. He lived most of his life in Yonkers and Verplanck, NY, and Naples FL. He moved to Poquoson in 2007, and enjoyed winters in Florida until 2012. Charlie is survived by his son and wife, Charles and Stella French of Poquoson; his daughter, Carol Gurnett and husband Clayton of Sun Lakes AZ; sister, Emma McGuire of Bradenton, FL; six grandchildren, Jennifer French Cyrek and husband Ted, Charles French, Christopher Louis French, Melanie French, Adrienne Gurnett Dueck and husband Kevin, and Clayton Gurnett; seven great-grandchildren, Drake, Tess, Fin, Morgan, Clayton, Max, and Ava; nieces and nephew, Lynn Kall Horn, Linda Kall Iuele, Richard Wayne Kall, and their families; and many caring friends. Charlie was a creative thinking self-taught field engineer who helped develop many industrial processes from manual operations to automation. He was a Mason and retired member of the Verplanck Volunteer Fire Dept. We will always remember his independence, thoughtfulness, generosity to family and friends, and his love of pipe smoking, beer, chianti, and his daily Manhattan, which he contributed to his long happy and healthy life. He loved sailing, skiing, and teaching his family quality values. He will be truly missed. There will be a memorial service at a later time in memory of Charlie and Harriet. Memorials may be made to a in his memory. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Arrangements by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 27, 2014
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