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Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery

719 North 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Charles Lester Vawter Jr.

June 26, 1926June 12, 2020
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Charles Vawter, Jr. passed peacefully, at his home, on June 12, 2020 after enjoying a long and productive life. He was born on June 26, 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was a proud naval veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. For decades, he had an active role with The American Legion serving as Commander, at both the Department and State levels, and National Executive Committeeman.

He earned a Bachelor's degree and Ph.D., in Accounting, from Arizona State University with a Master's degree from the University of Southern California. Always eager to learn, late in life, he added a law degree to his long list of academic accomplishments.

He earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1951 and kept his license current until his passing. For the first three decades, of his professional career, he worked in public accounting which overlapped with his teaching career.

For 55 years, since its inception in 1965, he was a full-time Accounting professor at Glendale Community College. This portion of his career was still in progress through the Spring semester of this year.

For 50 years, he was the Director of The American Legion Arizona Boys State an educational program, of governmental instruction, for high school students.

For approximately 50 years, he served as an usher at his church.

He achieved the ultimate designation, within Toastmasters International, of Distinguished Toastmaster.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Doris. He is survived by his children Linda, Chuck, Susan and Mary (John) Curfman. All of his children earned college degrees thanks to the high value he placed on education. He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren Nicole, John and Chase and his newly born great-grandchild Capri.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 5, from 4-7PM at The Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel. Funeral Mass August 6th at 9:30am at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, 3424 N 18th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85015. Military Services will follow at the Field of Honor at Greenwood Memory Lawn at 11am. Greenwood Memory Lawn is located at 719 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

In lieu of flowers or donations to a charity, find a relationship, a vocation, and an avocation that you enjoy and give your life to it. Your life will be as full and long lasting as his.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Charles Lester Vawter, Jr born Saturday June 26, 1926

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Dad grew up in Phoenix, AZ

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Dad with big sister Margo

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Dad and little brother Larry on their bikes. They would both have paper routes. Dad delivered papers to Long Time Secretary of State and eventual Governor Wesley Bolin. Wesley Loved Arizona Boys State and spent many days there each year.

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Dad loved all dogs

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From a young age dad knew he was going to serve his country

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Charles Lester Vawter, Jr born Saturday June 26, 1926

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Dad grew up in Phoenix, AZ

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Dad with big sister Margo

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Dad and little brother Larry on their bikes. They would both have paper routes. Dad delivered papers to Long Time Secretary of State and eventual Governor Wesley Bolin. Wesley Loved Arizona Boys State and spent many days there each year.

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Dad loved all dogs

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From a young age dad knew he was going to serve his country

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