Charles Howard McKay
Charles Howard McKay, 65 CARLSBAD -- Charles H. McKay passed away Friday, August 27, 2010. He was born March 11, 1945 in Roseville, Mich., son of John and Dessie Malseed (both deceased). Charles attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., receiving a BA degree, majoring in English and History. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1976; one year in Thailand as Lieutenant, and then served as Captain and Commander of a Reserve Amphibious Larc Unit in San Diego. Charles flew for Continental Airlines, ending his career in 2005 with Continental's Air Micronesia. He flew for many commuter airlines in his early career. Charles was a member of Hawaii Yacht Club, Quiet Birdman, and Ocean Cruising Club. He loved traveling, sailing, and maintaining his wood sailboat, but flight instructing and flying were his great loves. You would always find Charles helping others and enjoying giving gifts. Fellow pilots called him the "World's Oldest Boy Scout." Charles is survived by his wife of 36 years, Reeni, who taught school in Vista for 22 years, retiring in 2007; and his brother, Dave Malseed of Anacortes, Washington. Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com

Published by North County Times on Sep. 23, 2010.
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It was always such a pleasure to see the bid results with Chuck as your crewmember. We had so many great trips together. Chuck was one of the most generous people I have had the pleasure to know. He always did his job.
Stan Zimmerman
Stan Zimmerman
October 5, 2010
Chuck was one of the most wonderful person I had the pleasure to meet, always cheerful, never have any complaints. You will be sorely missed! My sincere sympathies to Reeni.
Quoc Nguyen
September 29, 2010
I am saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. I always enjoyed flying with him. He was a giving friend to everyone. Chuck was definitely one of a kind. When ever I get together with Continental friends, Chucks name and his stories always came up. He will be missed.
Tom Griffiths
September 29, 2010
"Good Journey" good friend...I had both the pleasure and good fortune to know Chuck for many years.Strangers were unknown to him, all were friends. My sympathies to his family.
Tom Buckley
September 29, 2010
Ditto to what Curt said. 100% old school. Would always put others ahead of himself. The most unselfish person I knew. I'm glad to of had "Chuckles" as a friend.
Scott Nutter
September 28, 2010
Enjoyed Chuck as a crew member,an always a pleasure to see him at the Q B meetings! My sincerest sympathies! Capt Jack
Jack Alley
September 28, 2010
Chuck was one of the nicest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I flew quite a bit with Chuck over the years on the DC-10, and truly enjoyed getting know him. I couldn’t get Chuck to stop calling me SKIPPER. I would say Chuck call me Mike and he would give me that look, and then replay OK SKIPPER. So I gave up trying and just watch him perform his selfless acts around the airline, buying little gifts for people and making them feel like they were the most important person in the world. You will be sorely missed my friend
Mike Lichtenfeld
September 28, 2010
The passing of Chuck saddened all of us that flew with him at CAL. He was the most caring person I've ever known. Chuck would give you his last dime if you needed it and what a joy to fly with him. The great memories I have of all the flights we had together, the stories are to numerous to mention here. I know Chuck is under the guidance of the Final Controler and I wish him clear skies and tailwinds on his new journey. He will be missed and remembered.
Carl Domschke
September 28, 2010
CHUCK WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE AS A MEMBER OF MY FLIGHTCREW. HE WAS SMART AND WITTY WHICH MADE THOSE LONG FLIGHTS MORE BEARABLE.
CURT FORNEY
September 28, 2010
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