OBITUARY

Charles T. Church II

August 24, 1920April 7, 2012

Charles T. Church II, 91, of Stuart, FL passed away on April 7, 2012.

Mr. Church was born in New York City. He had been a resident of Stuart for the past 41 years after moving up from Miami. Charles attended St. Marks School in Southborough, MA before attending Princeton and graduating from the University of Miami. He was the national Supervisor of Media for Junior Citizens for Dwight Eisenhower's successful presidential campaign. Prior to retirement, he was a businessman involved in real estate and a small chain of retail stores. Charlie(as his friends and family knew him) served as a medic in World War II.

In his youth, Charlie was a very good competitive figure skater. He became an angler at a young age fishing with his father and uncles in the Florida Keys during the 1920s and '30s. A couple of his favorite accomplishments was catching the first white marlin off Montauk Point, Long Island and years later placing 5th in the 1957 Cat Cay Tuna Tournament. Charlie was an excellent tennis player for most of his life, winning numerous amateur tournaments and championships. He was an avid and accomplished salt and freshwater fly fisherman. Charlie and his wife Ginny spent summers and falls in West Yellowstone, Montana for the better part of 40 years acquiring many friends.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia; son John F. Church and his companion Judith C. Erickson, of Sebastian, FL; daughter Alice S. Church and her companion Debra Hodson of Alamo, CA and Coral Springs, FL; son Frederic E. Church and wife Lynn Church of MT; and grandson Scott F. Church of Lakeland, FL.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia N. Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Aycock Funeral Home, 505 S. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.

Online condolences may be left at www.aycockfuneralhome.net

Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Florida.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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April 24, 2012

Mr church will always be fondly remembered as such a gentleman. Ginny my sincere sympathy to you in your loss. Diane Reddick, stuart

April 11, 2012

Dear Ginny,
I am so sorry to have missed today's services despite being at Club Med. The phone did not work for me and I had no other contact point. Finally the internet yielded the obituary this afternoon.
You have my sincere sympathy. The death of your virtually lifelong companion is very hard to endure. At least you were able to enjoy each other for 65 years.
Dwight Minton dwight@dcminton.com

April 10, 2012

All those many years and countless hours Charlie and I spent on the tennis courts together. What fun and enjoyable times they were. Now when I step out onto the courts it will be a little lonely and sad. Hopefully someday in the future we will get together again to hit some where the weather and courts are always perfect.

Carley & Mike McBride

Mike and Debbie Kahn

April 10, 2012

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of your family.We know what Charlie ment to each and every one of you. We send our love to Ginny, John, Alice, Fred and Scott.
With Our Love,
Mike and Debbie Kahn

April 10, 2012

Ginny and Family; I know Charlie's passing will leave a great hole in your hearts, as he was a caring and generous friend to me and others here at Merrill Lynch. We all enjoyed his visits, and the stories he would share of things he had done and places he'd seen. He was a tremendous lover of wildlife, and could bring his experiences vividly to life just by describing them. We thoroughly enjoyed having him in our daily lives, and will remember him fondly, even as we miss him. I am especially sorry for your loss, as I could see firsthand how much he cared about you all, and that you were never far from his thoughts. My deepest sympathy, Cecily Jarvis.

Kim Rhodes

April 10, 2012

You are in my thought's & prayer's.
Love you,
KIM

Chaplain Richard Reuer

April 10, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a greatful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. “Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry” –Chaplain Richard Reuer, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (If you wish a personalized sympathy card mailed to you with information on military funeral honors please email me your address and I will be happy to mail one to you.)

April 9, 2012

Charlie was a lovely, kind man and will be missed greatly
with all our love,
Clare, Beau and Pammy
And Jack in our hearts

FROM THE FAMILY