Charles Gordon Seagrave
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Charles Gordon Seagrave Age 61, passed away in June 2017 due to complications following a cardiac event. Charles was born in New Mexico in an environment that fostered his life-long love of science, engineering, and music. He earned a bachelor's degree and later a master's degree in scientific instrumentation. A creative inventor, he received an award for one invention and designed many other fun and useful devices that were not patented. Music was a very important part of his life, and he participated in many choirs and ensembles both as a singer and director. He loved all things nautical and was most at peace on the water. He was a man of great patience, extraordinary sensitivity, remarkable curiosity, and a powerful drive to understand just about everything. He also had an exceptional sense of humor. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife, daughter, granddaughter, and his sister, who will all miss him enormously. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to organizations that support music education or medical research. A celebration of life service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin in August.

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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Jul. 2, 2017.
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February 11, 2020
Charles was my very first boss out of school.

Charles may not know it, but he had a sizeable impact on the life of this boy from Pakistan. I made many mistakes - Charles overlooked them all - and only encouraged me to keep on going forward. A true teacher.

Seagrave family, I'm so sorry for your loss - I share in your grief. Charles you will be missed.

Faisal M.
August 20, 2017
I worked with Charles during his years at Dolby Labs. He was always fun to be with, a great communicator, and sharp as a tack. I'm sorry he will be missed by his family and friends.
Bill Wray
August 20, 2017
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Bill Wray
August 20, 2017
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Bill Wray
August 17, 2017
I am so saddened by this. I worked for Charles and we were friends for many years. He was so talented, kind and funny. I will miss him.
Alex Early
July 11, 2017
Charles was always such a nice and gentle person, even in elementary school when that was a rarity.
Dave Kraig
July 8, 2017
I have thought of Charles frequently over the days since hearing of his too early departure from this earth. We worked together at Dolby for many years where Charles was a mentor, a listener, a teacher, a leader and a friend - with a fine voice, both in speech and song. He will be missed by many . . .
Mary Serrano
July 4, 2017
Sorry for your loss, Jinkle.
from Mike & Jean Westfahl
Jean & Mike Westfahl
July 3, 2017
When I was little I always looked forward to seeing my cousins Jinkle and Charles when they would come up to the Island to visit or to work at the family resort. One of my earliest, fondest memories of Charles is running up the stairs to the kitchen in the Lodge, grabbing his hands and putting my small feet on his for a "walk" around the room. He was indeed one of the kindest and most patient men that I ever knew and I will certainly miss him.
Craig G.
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