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Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Charles Martin Shub

February 11, 1941November 29, 2019
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Charles Martin Shub, known to many as Charlie, passed away in his Colorado Springs home on November 28, 2019. He was 78 years old.

Charles was born on February 11, 1941 to George Joseph and Ruth Marcelle Shub in New York. He was the oldest of 3 children. Charles started his collegiate career at Cornell University. Before graduation, he joined the Army and served just under three years. After completion of his military service, Charles finished his undergraduate and master's degree at the University of Maryland in Electrical Engineering. Charles then earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Kansas

Charles met his wife, Clara Shub, while attending the University of Kansas. From this union they had Wesley Abraham (1973 - 2014), Sarah Marie (1976) , and Jonathan Hartley Shub (1980). Clara and Charles later divorced.

Charles was a career educator. He was a professor at the Universities of Maryland, Kansas, Wyoming, Vermont, Colorado at Boulder and Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Briefly, Charles ventured into the business world at Bell Labs, first in New Jersey and later in Boulder, Colorado, only to return both times to education shortly thereafter. Charles’ longest tenured position was in the Computer Science Department at UCCS, where he retired and was granted the prestigious title of Professor Emeritus. During his time at UCCS, Charles completed a multitude of research projects and publications, was the Faculty Advisor for PhD candidates and served on many curriculum based committees. Additionally, he was the Faculty Advisor to the Athletic Department and served as the university's compliance officer. Charles was an avid sports fan. He loved hockey, soccer, and football. He was a hockey season ticket holder at the Air Force Academy and Colorado College. He enjoyed watching all sports live and often was at an athletic event supporting his UCCS Mountain Lions. Charles went to the NCAA Hockey Frozen Four every year, to support local teams, and watch the highest level of collegiate hockey. Charles was also well known in the soccer community. In addition to being a soccer official at all levels of soccer from the youth leagues to high school plus club collegiate soccer, he was a board member for the local adult soccer club and served on the Colorado High School Soccer Officials Board.

Charles was preceded in death by his son Wesley Shub. Charles is survived by his brother Michael Shub (Kathy Simoncini) of Mohegan Lake, New York and Vail, Colorado; his daughter Sarah Shub of Aurora, Colorado and her children Sadie, Shane, and Sterling Schroeder; his son Jonathan Shub (Chelsey) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and their children Owen and Corbin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Special Olympics of Colorado. Special Olympics Colorado 12450 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite C Centennial, CO 80112

Funeral Services will be on Friday December 6 at 2:00pm. The location of the funeral will be at Swan Law Funeral home located at 501 North Cascade Street.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019

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James Bradshaw

December 5, 2019

For more than two decades, the Frozen Four was my Spring vacation. My thoughts of Charlie and his effervescent sense of humor provide so many wonderful memories.

When we meet again, I hope to learn who owns the Chiefs.

BOB SAPASHE

December 5, 2019

Charlie was an avid soccer official and was always looking to referee a youth tournament and high school soccer game throughout Colorado. I, especially, admired him for his dedication to a Special Olympic tournament in Kansas which he annually officiated. As a referee assignor, I appreciated Charlie’s willingness to put on the uniform and support various youth tournaments and high school games I assigned. He was always willing to travel throughout Southern Colorado to high schools, such as, Lamar and Alamosa. Whenever I needed a referee for Rye High School, Charlie was ready to go. Maybe, it was because he was fond of eating at Obie’s BBQ restaurant after a game. As Charlie departed this earth, I imagine he took his referee gear and is looking for another soccer game to officiate!

Dave Fischer

December 4, 2019

Your dad was a wonderful man. Got to know him through hockey back in the 90s and have enjoyed him ever since .... Always smiling, always passionate ... So very sorry to hear of his passing.

Mary Collins

December 3, 2019

You were always good for a laugh Charlie! You will be missed by the soccer club and I hope your playing again in heaven.

Roger McCain

December 3, 2019

Hey Charlie. It's tough to see you move on because you're the real deal. I know a lot of people call you a friend. You are one of the very best. Thank you Charlie.

Lindsay Huntoon

December 3, 2019

Rest In Peace my friend. The Frozen Four won't be the same without you. Charlie used to introduce himself by saying "My name is Ned Braden, I used to play in the Federal League".

Francisco Torres

December 3, 2019

I am very sad to read that Charlie is no longer with us. I had the honor to have him first as a Professor, and then as a friend when I was living in Colorado Springs.

A very smart guy, friendly and though Professor. We are losing a great person here...

Conrad Thimaier

December 3, 2019

I’m so sad to hear of Charlie’s passing. I enjoyed the heck out of hanging with him while refereeing soccer.

Don Peterson

December 3, 2019

Charlie was a consummate referee and a great guy to hang out with. We worked a lot of soccer games together and had a long standing yearly tradition of dining at Mazzola's in Steamboat Springs during that tournament. God speed my friend, until we meet again at His feet!

Allan Reid

December 3, 2019

I coached soccer for many years and I always enjoyed the game more when Charlie was running the field. We enjoyed many a day up in Steamboat over the years. We delighted in teasing each other on Facebook, since our views were so similar.
One day at a game he asked me to talk to his young female coach for the new women’s soccer program at UCCS. They were struggling and she was getting depressed. As he said to me later, “She’ll listen to you because you LOOK younger than me.” I was by 3 years. I’m going to really miss the old fart. He was fun to be around.
We last met at a Rapids game last summer. A fond memory of a gentleman, scholar, and all-around nice guy.

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