Charles Robinson SMITH III
1955 - 2015
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Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson Smith, III, 59, of Oxford, Maryland and Jupiter, Florida, died on March 23, 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida, of brain cancer. Born in Annapolis, Maryland on May 23, 1955, Charlie spent his whole life enjoying the outdoors. As a member of the The Annapolis and Tred Avon Yacht Clubs, The Admirals Cove Club, The Palm Beach Yacht Club, and The Ocean Reef Club, he was an intrepid sailor racing with Ted Turner in 1971 and 1973 on the American Eagle. Charlie was a passionate hunter, fisherman and avid student of history. Upon graduation from Annapolis High School, Charlie started Yacht Maintenance Company, purchasing in 1978, the former Cambridge Shipyard in Maryland, to grow Yacht Maintenance into the successful marine services facility that it is today. Charlie had an unparalleled zest for life and lived each day with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He was loyal to his family and friends and was loved by many. Charlie is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Elizabeth Fago Smith; his stepchildren, Paul Walczak (Patti), Stephanie Walczak, Joseph Fago (Jamie); four stepgrandchildren, Abigail, Alexandra, Addison, and Elizabeth; his parents, Charles R. Smith, Jr. and Ann Carr Smith; his sisters, Jane Smith Hall (Jeffrey) and Lisa Smith McCarl (Clayton); nieces and nephews, Jonathan Hall, Clayton McCarl (Lindsay) and Ashley McCarl Harrison (Rachid) and Drew McCarl. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charles R. Smith's name to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, 1090 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, Florida 33458 or online at
A Memorial Reception will be held in Florida on March 26 at 5:00PM at Elizabeth and Charlie's home at 372 Regatta Drive, Jupiter, Florida 33477. A Memorial Service will be held in Oxford, Maryland on March 28, 2015 at Holy Trinity Church at 3:00PM with a reception immediately following at their home at 5391 Morgans Point Road, Oxford, Maryland.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2015.
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October 6, 2015
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Condolences to your family for the sad loss of Charlie.
Your interview was compelling ,your fight , mammoth, your devastation unspeakable.Sharing similar experience,my husband of 48 years lost his battle with a glioma also but we fought for 2.3 years.Only finding out of DrBurzynski too late, but many of your challenges were also mine. I will publicise any media to have him freed from condemnation.Money speaks,they have so much to loose .
RIP Charlie.
Di Bolger Perth Western Australia
March 29, 2015
So sorry to hear of Charlies passing....... My prayer for the family and those whose lives are changed by having shared time with him is that you remember his spirit and the joy he gave you. We are all here for season and to have family and good friends is a most precious gift........ May God strengthen and encourage you in spite of your loss.
owen shuler
March 27, 2015
My Dear Charlie! How we will miss you, your smile, enthusiasm and cheer ! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Ileana and Joe Garcia of the Shaken Not Stirred!
ileana and joe garcia
March 26, 2015
Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Thoughts and Prayers are with your family Joey and Jamie.
March 26, 2015
The one thing everyone will remeber is that smile. You always seemed to shine and smile no matter the situation. I reviewed all the Caringbridge photos last night. Even though you were fighting for your life you were still able to smile. So long Charlie you will be missed.
March 25, 2015
Charlie's intelligence exceeded most persons' education and his sense of humor and turn of phrase entertained all of us fortunate enough to be included in his circle of friends. He was a more than competent, generous, warm human being.
Mike and Nancy Kaufman
March 25, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We have known Charlie for many years and he will truly be missed.
Robert and Pat Jones
March 25, 2015
Sorry to hear this news!
March 25, 2015
Charlie will always live in our hearts and prayers.
March 25, 2015
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 25, 2015
So many special memories over the years full of fun and laughter. Thank you for the fastest boat bottom helping me to win a few trophies. You were the best and I will truly miss you my dear friend.
March 25, 2015
I'm so sorry about Charlie's passing.He was always engaging and fun to be around.Charlie will be missed.
Tom Strange
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