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Dr. Charles A. Bearchell


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Charles A. Bearchell Obituary
October 13, 1925 - July 9, 2017 Dr. Charles A. Bearchell Jr., age 91, passed away peacefully at home. He was a Northridge resident for 52 years. He was very active in the academic and business communities of the San Fernando Valley, serving both with great competence and friendliness. He was a long-standing member of the CSUN Marketing Department, beginning as a professor in 1965. Dr. Bearchell served as the CSUN Associate Dean of the School of Business Administration and Economics, and as University Dean of Graduate and International Studies. He served as president of the Valley International Trade Association. Dr. Bearchell earned his undergraduate degrees from San Francisco State University, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He authored many books, including, The San Fernando Valley Then and Now, also a textbook on retail management, and an English-German Marketing Dictionary. Dr. Bearchell was born in NY to Charles and Catherine Bearchell. He was a Corporal in the US Army Air Corps. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Faith Bearchell; grandchildren Kevin Bearchell and Karlyn Bearchell; sister Evelyn Dexter and her children; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Klaus and Brigitte Kirchhoff. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 52 years, Ursula. Services will be held at Mission Hills Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, CA, on Friday, July 28th, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to sanfernandovalley.salvationarmy.org and givenow.csun.edu.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 21 to July 23, 2017
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