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Jonathan Charles Obituary
October 14, 1946 - December 28, 2016 Jon Charles, arranger, composer, musician, late-blooming marathoner, master of the humorous aside, devoted husband, quirky sibling, hail-fellow-well-met, a true one-of-a-kind individual of great talent and generosity of spirit, part elf, part stand-up comic, joyful and witty, loyal and enthusiastic, loving, unique and full of life - died suddenly of natural causes on December 28 at the too early age of 70. He is survived by his wife Maureen Charles of Pasadena, CA; brother Michael Charles of New Rochelle, NY; foster son Shakib Amad of Toronto, Canada; and numerous friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents Ray and Bernice Charles and sister Wendy Charles Acey. When a 100-year-old friend passed away, Jon remarked, "He took a cab." Jon: Keep the meter running.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 6, 2017
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