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March 22, 2009


Sara Jones`

I will raise a glass to your uncle. I am so sorry for your loss.


Please share my condolences with your family.

An elegant tribute.


I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. My thoughts are with you and your family. What an amazing man he must've been, and what a portrait you've painted with words.

Debi Walsh

That was a sweet tribute! Very fitting of our Uncle Charlie...I'm sure he's raising a glass right with you to thank you for remembering him in the ways he would want us to-- funny, good-hearted, a loving husband, brother and uncle, and someone who always relished the good times together. There are many memories he has left us with and most of them involved a good story and a warm and genuine smile/laugh all his own. We will not be making it down there for the service (as I am not allowed to take off since still in orientation) and Rhonda sadly just lost her dad last week and Keith had to take off an overextended amount of time as a result. As upsetting as it is not to be able to be there, we were fortunate in having Uncle Charlie and Aunt Lily up here at my parents for a month and really getting in some beautiful time with him in his last weeks that we will all treasure immensely.Please give Aunt Lily an extra hug from all of us..I know this will be so hard on her. He will truly be missed and loved always. You have paid him a special tribute --one that is most certainly how he would've wanted to be remembered-- with a smile and a glass to celebrate the life he lived and the hearts he touched.


This is beautiful, Erin.


Erin, I'm proud to be Uncle Charlie's brother. I'm proud that you, Megan and Ryan loved Uncle Charlie as much as you did, and for your continuing love for Aunt Lily. And I'm proud of you for being able to put your heart's emotions into words, as you have done here so eloquently. Love, Dad


Thanks everyone, we really appreciate everyone's good thoughts.

Kerry Brennan

Hi Erin - I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will carry him in your heart forever. God bless you during this difficult time. We are thinking of you here in N.Y. Love, Kerry

Beth Schneider

Erin, I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle Charlie. I had an Uncle as well like yours and he too passed away some years ago. I will always have a special place in my heart for my Uncle George and I feel for you and your family. If there is anything we can do for you please let me know! Love, Beth

Jim Garry

I was just informed about your Uncle's passing. I worked with "Charlie" for many years at American Express Bank as I was based in NY and he was in Miami. He was always the best guy to work with and always was there to help me in any way. Being a New Yorker like myself, we had a bond that was always there. It was great to finally meet him back in the late 80's at our "Accounting Conferences" in Hawaii and San Diego and in his many visits to the NY office over the years. We always made time to have a meal and many a glass of wine or "several" Buds. We also met down in Miami after a Super Bowl and had a great lunch accompanied by many beers. He then took me and my friends to the airport in a very "interesting" car ride. He was a great man and friend who made sure ever day included fun and laughter. I was so sad to hear of his illness and not surprised that he fought till the end. While we had not spoken in several years, I will always remember him and be thankful to call him a friend. I send my condolences and sympathies to you and your family and may Charlie rest in much deserved peace.
Jim Garry


You're right: Everyone needs an Uncle Charlie. What a beautiful post.


Jeff and I are going to hunt down a bottle of Dynamite and toast to Charlie, you, your dad, and your family. Miss you. Sending lots of love. xo. -A

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