Charles Rood
ROOD, Charles

Chuck has ended his earth-bound odyssey on December 26, 2020. This kind and smart man is known in Tucson as the community-minded volunteer for tax assistance and as a loyal fun friend ready for good times, a travel adventure or giving good solutions to daily events. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a graduate of East Grand Rapids High School and Brown University, Chuck, the engineer and planner, was in the Navy, had careers that took him ever onward to practical applications in big companies, a start-up project, managing a federal project and finally financial advising with a Certified Financial Planner designation. A life-long sailor, who raced on inland lakes, cruised big sailboats on the east coast and Caribbean with his wife, Shane and many friends. A man of many talents, retirement allowed summers cruising on their trawler. Chuck loved travel and enjoyed opportunities on five continents. A role model for many, Chuck was Rotary Citizen of the Year, and Rotary District Treasurer three times, President of the YMCA, Board member of the United Way and of the Silver Museum in Connecticut. We are all wiser for our love and the life of this special man. He is survived by his wife, Shane. If you wish to honor Chuck, please donate to the charity of your choice or to Tucson Symphony, 2175 N. Sixth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705, or AZ Theater Co., 343 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Arrangements by VISTOSO FUNERAL HOME.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 10, 2021.
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Shane, So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you. Anita
Anita Winslow
January 14, 2021
Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. Our hearts go out to you Shane. We have wonderful BYC cruising memories.....You and Chuck ducking into West Harbor in foul weather. The two of you planning the annual Lobster/Corn Bash at Cuttyhunk. Chuck offering up Sea Pride for appetizer harbor boat parties at Great Salt Pond. Flipping pancakes in Mystic. Dining under the Boat Shed. Chuck´s talents included winning 1st prize for Best Sand Castle "City of Dubrovnik" at Three Mile Harbor. He also engineered the "Broken Leg Slide Aboard the Trawler Board". We appreciated his friendship. Fair Winds Chuck.
Crew of Sirens Song- Cathy, Rock, Katy, Eric & Dodger
January 13, 2021
Chuck was a good friend and fine man. He knew how to enjoy life and those around him. He will be missed. It was a privilege to know him.
jane perry
January 10, 2021