Charles L. Sercu Jr.
Loving father, loyal friend, and guide to many, Charles L. Sercu Jr., 88, passed away Jan. 15, 2015. He was born March 30, 1926.

Charlie was a veteran of World War II, a graduate of Manhattan College in New York City (Sanitary Engineering) and received a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. He was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and supported his church all his life.

Charlie retired from The Dow Chemical Co. after 35 years as Dow's first Global Director of Environment, Health and Safety. He was a true environmentalist. He not only sought to protect the environment but also the life and livelihood of those who resided there. He was proud of Dow's 95 years of environmental concerns. He stood tall in the knowledge that he and the people with whom he worked, led, coached and laughed made a positive environmental impact.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Holland) Sercu; his children, Mary Pat (Jack) Randall, Thomas (Collette), Michael, James (Sherrie), Mark, Joanne (Kurt) Tarhan, Tonya McCurley, Shonda Ratcliff; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Margret Helen (Mooney) Sercu.

The funeral service will be held at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, Seneca, S.C., Monday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., with the family receiving viewing beginning at 11 a.m.

The family requests no flowers, but donations may be made to Cuttinham Hospice House in Seneca, S.C.


Published by Midland Daily News from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2015.
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Lynne and I are sending condolences to the Sercu family . Your father ( and mother ) so instrumental in our formulative years and were the best of neighbors in Midland. Charlie was a great man and left great children to carry on his legacy. We grieve for your loss.
Dee Dee Lloyd-Sullivan
January 22, 2015
CHARLIE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CLIENTS AT DOW. HE WAS A MENTOR, CLIENT AND FRIEND. WE WORKED TOGETHER WHILE HE WAS IN DC AND AFTER HIS RETURN TO ENVIRONMENTAL. HE WAS PROUD OF DOW AND ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. MANY OF WHICH HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ATTAINING.A GREAT FRIEND TO A YOUNG LAWYER. I WILL KEEP HIM IN MY PRAYERS. KEN FITZPATRICK
January 21, 2015
Robin & Betty Rogers
January 21, 2015
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
January 20, 2015
Joanne,
Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Maryann(Watson)Thurston
January 20, 2015
Joanne, Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Maryann(Watson) Thurston
January 20, 2015
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