Charles Womack Sr.
March 23, 1940 – June 10, 2019
Charles Anthony Womack Sr. was born March 23, 1940 in Michigan to Charles Alexander Womack and Flor De Maria Kortright. At the age of five he moved to Puerto Rico, with his mother and two younger twin sisters, Joyce and Joan. He was a good student and played varsity basketball for Academia Santa Teresita. His favorite sport was basketball. He stayed in Puerto Rico until he joined the United States Air-force serving with the rank of Airman Basic for four years until his Honorable discharge in July 1964. In May 1969 he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and completed his Master’s in Business degree shortly after.
After two years of courting, Charles married the love of his life Nayda Rosario on June 26, 1971. In May of 1973 they welcomed their first child, a daughter, Tamara. After losing a daughter, they were blessed to have a son, Charlie, born April of 1977. The family was made complete with the surprise arrival of their youngest daughter, Katherine, in October of 1980.
In 1975, Charles joined General Monitors Caribbean Inc. as the successful General Manager helping establish and develop the branch from the ground up. In August 1987 Charles and the family were relocated to California to continue working with General Monitors after the closing of the Puerto Rico branch. He continued to be a positive contributor to the company for decades until his retirement in 2015.
Throughout his years Charles enjoyed reading, cooking and sharing new recipes with his family and friends, tinkering in the garage finding solutions to what appeared to be unsolvable problems around the house. Everything he did, he did for his family be that building a fully functional play house, ponds, building a pool, swing set or planting some tomatoes and blueberries because it made the kids and grandkids smile.
At the end of his life he became a believer and went peacefully with the Lord on June 10, 2019 surrounded by family.
Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years Nayda, his children Tamara, Charlie, Katherine, his son-in-law Manuel, his three grandchildren Nicole, Stephanie, Justin and his beloved dog Ellie. His legacy of honesty, integrity, hard work, drive, determination and faith in Jesus and the Father lives on through each of them.
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Charles Womack Sr.
Jorge Moya, Jr
June 18, 2019
My heart is saddened because the world has lost a Great man, but heaven has gained an Angel. Charles was my father in-law and even though his daughter Tamara and I divorced I never stopped loving this man and respecting him. He was always kind to me. I remember one time he said to me "You know what I like about you?" I said what Mr. Womack? He said "That you never call me Charles, you call me Mr. Womack." Well Mr. Womack thank you for Everything you did for Tamara and I and always welcoming me into your home with open arms. Thank you for excepting me and being an Amazing grandfather to our children. Until we meet again...Love Jorge
June 17, 2019
I knew Charles over 20 years on my many visits from Ireland to the Factory in California.
On every visit, I would come by Charles work area and chat about all kinds on things including how sales were doing in Latin America.
Charles always had time for everybody, a great sense of humour and fun.
I was very sad to hear of his passing, his family and friends have suffered a great loss, the World is a poorer place for sure.
May his gentle sour rest in peace.
Bye Bye Charles.
Joyce Marie Womack
June 13, 2019
Iam at a loss of words for what to say for loosing you. The fact that you are no longer here is causing me too much pain. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said, but we had the time to say goodbye, to say I love you, I miss you, God bless you.... I will always remember the good times we share together with Nayda, the kids and the rest of the family. We had very lovely moments which will not be forgotten. Its time to say goodbye until we meet again. I will always remember you, because you will always be in my heart. With love, your sister Joyce.
June 13, 2019
I first met Charles after joining General Monitors and considered him my friend. We shared much together and one memorable business trip to Mexico City, where we were pulled over at the airport by the Mexican police, and our sales representative Juan Carlos had to negotiate with them before allowing us to continue on our way. Charles and I loved to eat and cook, and we often talked about our favorite recipes. Charles was a soft and gentle man and I shall miss him.
RIP in peace Charles,
June 13, 2019
Resident in the UK I did not spend enough time with Charles as I would have liked, but I knew him since he was General Manager of our Factory in Puerto Rico. He was always jovial and friendly, even when discussing occasional issues such as order credits between Europe and Latin America! Lovely man, very glad to have known him. Rest in Peace dear Charles.
JUAN CARLOS GARCIA
June 12, 2019
Today the world is less beautiful without you my great friend. Good husband, friend, better father, splendid grandfather. Goodbye!
June 12, 2019
Charles, in General Detectors we always will remember you on each road we traveled together to promote General Monitors in Venezuela. You were a good friend, companion and sometimes father to us.
We will also remember you for your child's joy and honesty.
Fly high, great friend!
June 11, 2019
My first job out of tech college was at General Monitors, working on a newly acquired line that Charles was involved with. That must have been around 30 years ago. Well that only lasted a few short years when they sold that product line and me with it. As it turned out, I came back to GMI 4 years later, to the sales department so I was again working directly with Charles.
So many fond memories. Charles built his greenhouse from Harbor Freight and I was
also interested in doing it up here in Washington. He said it was kind of hard, so sent me a YouTube link that explained it nicely.
He used to do some crazy stuff in his garden. I remember the upside down tomato planters he had. He even brought back an oregano plant from Puerto Rico and shared some cuttings with me. The leaves were thick and fuzzy.
It was fun having him around the office.