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Charles Rudolph Rochester, Jr

AGE: 52 • Boston, MA

Charles R. Rochester, Jr., age 52, Rock Hall, Maryland native, departed this life, September 25, 2014 following a brief hospitalization in Boston, Massachusetts, where he resided with his beloved wife, Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Wilmington native. A world traveler, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware and Penn State, followed by an MBA from Duke University. Known for his visionary and coaching leadership style, Charles joined Schneider Electric in 1992 and began his progressive and global career in various Engineering and Senior Management roles to include, Quality, Research & Development, Technology, Director of Engineering and Senior Vice-President, Global Supply Chain (Asia Pacific), culminating with Senior Vice President of Enterprise Power & Serviceleading global engineering and market teams. Prior to joining Schneider, he worked for the Honeywell and Unisys Corporation. A life-time member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Charles was an advocate of education and youth mentoring as well as an avid music lover, athlete and sports enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth and he leaves to cherished memories with his wife Lisa Blunt Rochester; his father Charles R. Rochester, Sr. (Rosalee); siblings, Desiree Rochester, Teresa Miller (Rev. Jack Miller), & Randolph Johnson; children, Alex Bradley and Alyssa Bradley; brothers and sisters-in-law, mother and father-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, colleagues and life-long friends. His Celebration of Life is planned for Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00am at Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church, 20 West Lea Boulevard in Wilmington. An Omega Psi Phi Service will be held, 10:30am and family will greet friends, 9:00-10:15am, at Cornerstone. A memorial service and internment will be held Friday, October 3, 2014, 12noon sharp at Aaron Chapel, in Rock Hall, MD. In lieu of flowers, to honor Charles' legacy and to support youth, contributions can be made to: Omega Psi Phi, Incorporated's, NU Friendship Outreach, Inc., (www.nufoutreach.org). Send online condolences to: www.congofuneralhome.com



Published in The News Journal from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2014
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