Charles L. Tomlinson

April 18, 1932August 15, 2013

TOMLINSON, Charles L., age 81, of Shelby Township, August 15, 2013; loving husband of Sylvia Page Malott Tomlinson whom her married December 27, 1955 in Plymouth, MI ; dear father of Larry Tomlinson of Redford, MI, Lynn (Tom) Stockebrand of Superior, CO,, Jill (Carl) Thompson of Dexter, MI, Wendy Muehleisen of Shelby Twp., MI and Brenda (Wolfgang) Schmitz of Duluth, GA; grandfather of Caleigh & Rhett Stockebrand, Nick (Courtney) Thompson, Meghan Tomlinson, Christian (Anne) Thompson, William Ballard, Frances Jeakle, Melissa Ballard & Hillary Ballard; great-grandfather of Liam & Jacob Thompson & Brooke Jeakle; brother of Richard and Robert Tomlinson. Chuck graduated from Albion College with a BA Degree, then went to University of Michigan from 1953-1955 earning his BS in Industrial /Mechanical Engineering, completing his schooling from 1955-1957 at Chrysler Institute of Engineering getting his Masters in Automotive Engineering; He was a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association, American Society of Quality, Michigan Diocese, Episcopalian Diocese and an active member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. He retired as a Manager - Warranty & Reliability Analysis-Corp. Quality from Chrysler in 1996. Chuck also enjoyed sports, railroads, roses and was an avid golfer. Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. (in-state at 10:00 a.m.) at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 100 Romeo St., Rochester; In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Bound Together” or to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Charles L. Tomlinson

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August 23, 2013

Brenda, words can not express my sincere sympathy to you and the family. You are in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.
Angela R. Malone (Birmingham, AL)

August 21, 2013

Brenda, you're in my thoughts and prayers. My coldolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Shirley Thomas, Columbia, SC

Rich Rudy

August 20, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family. Chuck was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. In a time when many Chrysler execs were unqualified for the positions they held, Chuck stood out as a fair, caring, and unquestionably qualified manager who strove to better Chrysler's products and the people who worked there. Rest in peace, friend.

Carolina Yahne

August 19, 2013

One of my favorite memories of Chuck is dancing with him at the wedding of our niece Beth. He was an excellent dance partner!

Jane Porter

August 19, 2013

Chuck earned the love and respect of all that came into contact with him. His welcoming presence and willingness to do what it took to get things done was a inspiration to everyone. He was an advocate for Bound Together and clearly loved the children it helped. He will be missed but remembered with great love and affection. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Jane and Wayne Porter

August 19, 2013

"Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was." My deepest sympathy to you, Larry, and your entire family during this most difficult time.

Iva Wagus

August 19, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Sylvia and family. If I can be of any help please let me know. Chuick and Vince were great friends and I hope they are enjoying a reunion along with John.

Larry Grant

August 18, 2013

My sincere condolences go out to you, Larry, my friend and your family. Knowing you all these band years, I truly believe I knew your Dad. You're both great men.
May God's love be with you and your family during this time.

Larry, Christopher, Matthew, Steve and Michael Grant and Margie Hughes
Royal Oak,Michigan

The Wesleys

August 18, 2013

Chuck will be deeply missed. "the days of our years are seventy years; And if because of special mightiness they are eighty years."(Ps. 90:10). To have lived for 81 years, is a testimony of the "special mightiness" of GOD upon him. May the family find comfort in your wonderful memories of Chuck.

Sara Gedda

August 18, 2013

He was the friendliest person at St. Philip's. I always enjoyed his welcoming energy in what is already a very friendly Church. I will miss seeing him so much. Sara Gedda, St. Philip's Episcopal Church