Charles Bruce "Chuck" Carolan

Charles (Chuck) Bruce CAROLAN Charles (Chuck) Bruce Carolan was born in Denver, Co. on March 2, 1930 and died peacefully on May 30, 2011 in Auburn, Wa. He faced Alzheimer's with courage and humor. Chuck spent his childhood in Forsyth, Mt. and his teen years in the Seattle area. He served in the US Army and attended Montana College in Billings. After teaching at a one-room school, he worked at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas as a Quality Control Representative, spending 4 years stationed in London and traveling to many European countries. Chuck never met a car he didn't like, and his passionate hobbies included restoring antique and classic cars, antique clocks, and remodeling houses. Like many good Irishmen, Chuck's storytelling, sense of humor, and one-liners kept family and friends entertained. The family wants to especially thank Henry and Helen for the loving care they gave Chuck the past three years in their home. Preceded in death by his son, Michael, Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Rosellen; his sister Joedelle Fraser; daughters Jolene (Denis) Hebert, Michelle (Dave) Reid, and Suzie (Jamie) Burton; and daughter-in-law Jennifer Carolan. Chuck was grandfather to seven: Richard, Gillian, Carrie, DJ, Dana, Charlie, and Rachel; and great-grandfather to Sammie, Taylor, and Olivia. A memorial service will be held on June 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation or to the Respite Care Program at Auburn Senior Center.

Published in The Seattle Times on June 8, 2011