Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center

754 Us Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL


Charles W. Cairnes Jr.

December 4, 1943May 9, 2020

A loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be announced at a later date. Please share a personal memory or condolence to the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Chuck's memory to: Marine Industry Education Foundation, 1500 Australian Avenue, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.


  • Marine Industry Education Foundation


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Charles W. Cairnes Jr.

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Tamar Reno

May 18, 2020

I was so sad to hear about Chuck's passing. My heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and anyone fortunate enough to have known him.

No matter how chaotic or stressful life could be, Chuck was always calm, always generous, always good humored, always kind. He was a quiet voice of reason and a steadfast friend.

It was my privilege to have known him. He will be missed.

David Albury

May 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I had the fortune to know Chuck in the seventies and again recently when he became involved with the Sea Scouts. He always had a positive attitude about the things he loved.
He will be missed!

Andy Flack

May 15, 2020

Debbie & Brandon--
Crushing loss!! We are all thinking of you right now. We will all miss Chuck so much. All of us will be here to help you any way we can through this. Love you guys. Andy & Mary

Brenda Basehart

May 12, 2020

Debbie and Brandon, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Chuck for a lot of years but I when I saw the photo of him that Toni posted, it's like he has never changed. What a kind, gentle person I remember. May God hold him forever in his arms and may God grant you both and other loved ones great comfort.

With love,

Toni Oconnor

May 12, 2020

My dear Deb and Brandon,
Uncle Chuck ( godfather) to Lexi, will be sorely missed by so many.
No matter what the question or the help that I asked for... Chuck was always there.
I am so grateful he was at Lexi Graduation from College last year.
It meant the world to her. He was always there to listen, with his soft gentle way..
It was my Mom who introduced Chuck to Deb.. and what a great choice that was.
To me Chuck.. you were always the Captain I felt safe to be with whether in air or sea.
Sail on , my friend... . No more storms ahead .. let the wind engulf your sails..and guide you home..


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