Charles Marschke

Born August 31, 1939

Charles Howard Marschke, of Naples Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 27.

Charles was born in Somerville, New Jersey on August 31, 1939. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI the same day he wed his best friend and love of his life Judith Marschke on June 6, 1966.

The beginning of Charles’ career was at the University of Iowa City where he advanced the development of Dosimetry with his experience that he received as an X-Ray technician in the U.S. Army. This experience let him to Vermont where Charles and Judith created a home and life in South Burlington and later in Hinesburg. Charles loved his career at the University of Vermont where he was at the forefront of the education in the development of the radiation therapy field. With his knowledge and experience, he was an integral part of what is now an accredited program for all radiation therapy education. He was well loved in the classroom by his students for he was able to get them to truly understand and helped them created their own love for such a complicated and important field. He was with the University from 1974-1997.

Charles attained the level of fifth degree Dan in the study of Taekwondo. He opened his own school where he was again able to use his passion of teaching. He shared his love for the sport and encouraged his students to do the very best they could be.

Charles enjoyed his later years in Florida with Judith. He enjoyed traveling, listening to music, a good book and his NYT crossword puzzles.

Charles is survived by his wife Judith of Naples, FL; his two children Laura Marschke Bashara of Montpelier, VT and her husband Frederick Bashara III and Timothy C. Marschke and his wife Cheryl Potter Marschke of Barton, VT. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Frederick IV and Lyvia Bashara and Charlie Marschke.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Charles Marschke Memorial Fund c/o the UVM Foundation 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

A gathering with be held on Friday November 1st at their home in Naples between the hours of 3-5PM. The family will also hold a celebration of life for Charles in November in Central Vermont.


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Marc Whitehead

April 6, 2014

Chuck and I were great friends in HS. Sorry we lost contact . My best to all his family from an old old friend. Glad he had such a great life and loving family.

Rhonda Maple

November 5, 2013

Judy, Tim and Laura. The news of Chuck's passing is so sad. He was truly a wonderful man who spent his life touching the lives of so many people. I feel honored to have been his friend and student. My heartfelt sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carmen Hull

November 5, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Master Marscke was a truly special man who touched so many lives,and will be missed.

William Gay

November 4, 2013

Some of my fondest memories at UVM include Chuck. We had some great conversations and a lot of laughs in the old medical bookstore. My thoughts are with you.

November 1, 2013

Judy, Laura and Tim,

Pat and I are saddened to hear of Chuck's death. We truly enjoyed being his colleagues at UVM. We spent many fond moments together laughing and sharing our thoughts about lots! Hold tight the memories of this wonderful man!

Annie and Pat

October 31, 2013

Judy and family,
Master M. has been such a big influence in my life. I often hear his voice sharing a lesson and not just in martial arts classes. I remember his strength and his kindness, his humor and his discipline. I also remember enjoying watching the teamwork and caring between Judy and Chuck both at the school and at the dinner club. So many laughs and good times to remember. Wishing your family the best and my deepest sympathies for the loss.

Matt Maddock

October 31, 2013

Masters M, You both have been, and always will be in my thoughts and prayers. Master M has, and I suspect will continue to influence my thoughts and actions forever. I have often used examples of his to teach others, not just in martial arts, but with choices in general. Remembering the classes he taught brings a smile to my face everytime.

October 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing--I'll always remember the good old days. It should have been Marriott (café) that paid him instead of UVM--he could always be found there' Know that he was loved here on campus.

Pat Alberts

Tom Kellogg

October 31, 2013

Dear Judy and Family,

My deepest condolences. I was saddened to hear the news of Chuck's passing. He was a great person and I have many, many fond memories of him during his time at UVM. He was a unique teacher that not only loved the science but also the student. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kelly Mullins & Chris Hoyt

October 31, 2013

Master M touched so many lives through his teachings of martial arts. The lessons we learned, the camaraderie and friendships we formed, the fun we had! Our time in the dojang was so special and meaningful; who we are today is due largely to our experience at Marschke's Taekwondo. We carry with us now, and will always carry with us, all of the wonderful things that Master M shared with us. His spirit lives on in each one of us.