Charles F. MARNER

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MARNER, Charles F. Dad was born February 9, 1924, to Charles and Elizabeth Marner in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended St. Mel High School in Chicago, enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during WWII as a radio technician aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph. He earned degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Mulvihill in August 1951. Mom and Dad moved to Tucson in 1956 where he worked as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft for the next 30 years. Dad loved Mom, his children, and his country. His desire to learn embraced engineering, history, and economics and he was still reading and learning in his last year of life. He was the consummate engineer always looking for a way to improve a design – no matter the subject – from silverware to satellites. He gave his time and talents generously to his family, friends, and community. Dad appreciated good manners, a well-poured drink, and the sound of a fine-tuned engine. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen and daughter, Mary. He is survived by seven children, Patty (David), Peggy (Gordon), Eileen (Steve), Ginny (Mark), Jim (Jennifer), Mike (Erin) and KK (Eddie). He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren who will miss Papa and his stories – for the most part. The family thanks the wonderful and kind staff at Arizona State Veterans Home for taking care of Dad. A Celebration of Dad's life is planned for Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at 49ers Club House. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

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Tucson, AZ 85711
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 15, 2018
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