OBITUARY

Charles W. Livingston Jr.

November 8, 1923November 10, 2013

Charles W. (Chuck) Livingston, dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather died November 10, 2013 with his loving wife at his bedside. Chuck was born in Oakland, CA in 1923 to Charles W. and Estelle Grant Livingston. He lived in the San Francisco Bay area until moving to Old Greenwich, CT in 1954. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley after serving three years of military service during WWII. Two of these years were in the ETO as a rifle Company Unit Commander in combat with the 42nd Rainbow Division in France, Germany and Austria. He attained the rank of Captain and received the Silver Star, two purple hearts, the British Military Cross and French Legion of Honor. His initial business career was in national newspaper advertising space sales in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. When he retired in 1990 he was Eastern Sales Manager of American Agriculturalist, the farm magazine of the east. He and his wife, Marcia, have been married since January 1949. He has two married children; Grant (Andrea) of Niantic, CT and Barbara of Mahopac, NY. Five grandchildren; Kerry, Abigail, Grant Jr., Chase and Jack and also two great grandchildren Brendon and Paige. Chuck’s community activities included membership in the OG Lions Club and the Rocky Point Club. He has served as a volunteer fireman with the Sound Beach Fire Department and President of the OGRCC. A long standing active member of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich having served as Deacon, Trustee, beloved Sunday School Teacher and choir member . His proudest musical accomplishment was being invited to join the Melody Men of the RMA. He also delivered for Meals on Wheels and volunteered time with the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church Music Fund , Meals on Wheels or the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 16, 2013
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Charles W. Livingston Jr.

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Lillian Pauchey Simon

January 14, 2014

Dear Livingston Family,
I read of Chuck's passing in the Rainbow Division Newsletter - Reveille. My Dad was Henri-Jean Pauchey. He served with Chuck in WWII. Chuck was one of the people my dad kept in touch with after the war. My dad was born November 13, 1923 and died November 11, 1983. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Pat Lynch

December 18, 2013

Dear Marcia,

I just learned of Chuck's passing from Sue Jayes. Chuck was such a gentleman and wonderful neighbor. I always knew I could count on him to check on my mother, Bernadette Lynch. I didn't know of his WWII service - what a hero!
May you and your children find comfort in your memories.

With prayers and sympathy,

December 1, 2013

Dear Marcia, I unfortunately just learned of Chuck's passing. What an amazing man he was. He volunteered for many organizations, was one our favorite volunteers and board members. I always looked forward to seeing him with his happy smile, jokes and general good nature. The world was a better place with Chuck in it. I will miss him. Deborah Warfield

November 13, 2013

Dear Marcia,
I'm so sorry to learn of Chuck's death. He was truly a member of The Greatest Generation. Your devotion to each other was inspiring, and I hope the lifetime of your shared memories will help sustain you in this sad time of loss.
Best regards,
Chris Thurlow

November 13, 2013

Dear Marcia,
Chuck was one of my all-time favorite people. The two of you were a joy to see together over the years. He will be sorely missed.


Fondly, Lynn O'Gorman

Kevin Perna

November 13, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

John Gelb

November 13, 2013

To the Livingston family: I feel honored to have had the opportunity to know Chuck, and to sing with him at FCCOG for about 10 years. To me, he was a regular guy, about my Dad's age, until I learned some of the details about where he'd been on that day, June 6, 1944. He was such a kind man, always so friendly to me, with that twinkle in his eye I'll always remember. He was proud of his service, and pointed out to me his blue, red and white lapel pin which I believe he said had been given to him by the French government for his service in the D-Day landings and beyond. With deepest respect,

Jeff Waggaman

November 13, 2013

Marsha and Family,
I am so saddend by the news of Chucks' passing! You and Chuck were so kind to my mom and dad, I will always remember that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fondly, Jeff Waggaman and the extended Waggaman family.

Betsy Kreuter

November 13, 2013

Oh Marcia,Grant, and Barbara, I am so very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. What great man he was. I will really miss his smiling face and cheerful nature. It was a pleasure and honor to know him.

FROM THE FAMILY