Charles Pilcher

September 1, 1944December 17, 2012

Charles Pilcher 68, of Rancho Cucamonga passed away December 17, 2012 at Kaiser Medical Center in Fontana. He was born September 1, 1944 in Omaha, NE and was a Rancho Cucamonga resident for 20 years. He worked as a Design and Planning Consultant for 25 years. Charles enjoyed spending time with family, creating or fixing projects, travel and time at the family ranch. He is survived by his wife - Elena; 2 children - Tim Beedle, Sherman Oaks; Tiffiny Schrandt, Centennial, CO; 3 siblings - Donna Grout, Council Bluffs, IA; Jeanne Maher, Jackson Hole, WY, John Pilcher, Alexandria, VA; 4 grand- children - Dylan Thur, Ella Schrandt, Ashton Schrandt & Leigh Schrandt. Memorial Service will be 3:30 pm Saturday (12/22/12) at Stone Funeral Home. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity .


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2012

Charles Pilcher

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January 14, 2014

We have spoken so many times of Charles here in Florida. He was such an important element in our reunions and college memories. Remembering our fun times and his dry sense of humor will keep him ever in our hearts.Thanks to Charles, Elena remains a dear friend as well.

Deb Schwiesow

January 14, 2014

Gone from our lives but never, ever from our hearts!

Tony Ellis

January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I'm a very private person but Charles and I really clicked as friend from the first time he and I met.
He was the kindest and most generous man that I have ever known. Charles was my best friend and fishing companion.
I will truly miss him the rest of my life.

Dylan Thur

January 12, 2014

Hi Papa,

I love you and miss you. I will always treasure the moments we spent together. You will be forever in my heart.

Vicki & Tony Ellis

February 14, 2013

The vacations we didn't yet take with you and Elena, the trips to the ranch, the fishing trips you and Tony had planned, the go to guy who always seemed to have the answers are missing from our lives. We'll always have you in our hearts, dear friend. Elena, thank you for bringing Charles into our lives. We stand with you as we mourn the loss and will forever be here for you.

Nancy Morris

January 16, 2013

Knowing Charles through the many years has been wonderful. I will hold those memories close and think of him often.

Dale Venuto

January 15, 2013

How do relate in a paragraph or two the impact Charles had on my life. Wait for the book. I was blessed to have for a decade in my formative years the best best friend. In Omaha we did mischief, we did foolish, and once in a while we did something good and/or nice. At 17 we spent a week in Chicago on $100 each. Afternoon at the Cubs games, followed by free dinner with a prayer at the city mission, then down half a block to the burlesque, for entertainment, sleep where we could.
On a spring break we drove to Minneapolis to see one girl. When she received us with little enthusiasm we drove to Oklahoma City straight thru to see another. Same results.
In Boston we vied for the affections of a gal we met in Harvard Square. Charles may have wished that I had for once bested him, when later they got divorced.
Jeanne may remember us playing detective in Washington D.C.
When Charles was at Oregon State and I was on my way overseas we roamed Portland hills and Mt Hood together which led me to choose Portland to raise my family.
We did a lot of silly and stupid things, but I am crying now, thinking how blessed I was to have had the best best friend ever. Dang.

Don Moberg

January 15, 2013

Wonderful memories of days at BHS with Charlie. My condolences to Elena and family.

Frank Finks

January 10, 2013

An irreplaceable element has been taken from our group. We won't ever see another Charles Pilcher. I loved his dry, subtle sense of humor. He was a peaceful, relaxing person to be with who fit into our diverse little group wonderfully. I'm sure he was equally comfortable in different circumstances,too; he seemed to be that kind of guy. And if not for Charles we would never have had the pleasure of knowing Elena, which would have been our loss. So, good-bye Charles. Whenever any of your friends get together you will be remembered.

Georg Finks

January 9, 2013

I am going to miss Charles. He was a pleasure to be around.