We shall always remember Chuck with the greatest affection. From the time of Simon and Darren’s marriage he and Ruth have made us feel so very welcome in their home and their family. Despite Chuck’s failing health, they both made it over to us in England for the wedding. He was a dear man and we hold him in our hearts.
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Chuck was always so kind to all of David’s friends. Every time I saw him he had a smile and emanated joy and kindness. He was a wonderful father and raised a wonderful son. He touched so many and lives on through their memories and the good he inspired in others.
To the Sullivan family-Chuckie and Ruthie
David and Darren
You are my “forever”friends. Fifty years ago
you invited us into your home and hearts.
Thank you Chuck for teaching my two sons and
for being a man of high character and integrity. We miss you already. A special
place in Heaven has been reserved for you.
Your friend LoLo Parker
I grew up down the street from the Sullivan’s house and spent more time there than any other of my friend’s homes. Chuck influenced the direction of my youth more than anyone other than my parents. As a young kid hanging out at the Sullivan’s, he was always kind to me and took a genuine interest in the details of my life. His interest was more than just neighborly, it was just how we was, a compassionate and engaged person. As a 7th grader at El Roble, and one that wasn’t adjusting as well as others, Chuck (I later found out) arranged for me to become a student counselor. In that role I found out that others had struggles similar, and different, than mine. He was responsible for awakening an empathy and compassion in me that lives on to this day. He also connected me into the broader school community which was very much struggling to do on my own. As a high schooler (and even before) David, Darren and I were always more adventurous than conventional rules allowed. Chuck was always the one that caught us. He had a way of handling our missteps in a way that left our dignity in-tact and with the understanding that we were not ever to do those things again, and we didn’t. I think what I like most of all about Chuck was that he was steady. I recall every year he sanded and re-sealed the wood exterior paneling on the front of the house. It was an all weekend job and he did it with expert skill and patience. It looked better 20 years on than it did when it was new. He faithfully took care of his wife and family. He was an active, caring and contributing member of the community. He did good by everyone, for the benefit of everyone. I will miss you Chuck. Thank you for everything.
What a dear friend we have had since our children were small‼️Chuck had such a warm welcoming positive spirit that was so dear to our hearts‼️We thank GOD that HE allowed us to have all these years together as Special friends united in heart through our Lord Jesus Christ‼️Thank You God for Chuck‼️‼️‼️😆❤️
Chuck joined our Sunday School group at Vermont Ave. Presbyterian Church early in the junior high years and I remember him from that time on. He was a very regular attender, always a part of any extracurricular activities. I remember well how he enjoyed a good time and his sense of humor! As a young man, he was also very ambitious. He was one of the first to have his own car.
I am so glad we remained friends all these years,along with being able to enjoy Ruth’s friendship. God blessed him with a wonderful wife!
Tony remembers his smile whenever he would see him. We were honored to be there when he needed a little help. Will definitely miss seeing him cruise around in his red convertible Mustang. Sweetest man anyone could ever know. Rest in the Lord hands. Ruth,may God’s strength and peace be with you and your family. 🙏❤️
We only met Chuck a few times but enjoyed the meals we had with you and are thankful for the family you raised together. The pictures capture the love and fun over the years. We continue to experience that with David as he brings these same qualities to our family gatherings. We look forward to seeing you again and to meeting Darren and Simon when we can travel again. The music and pictures so capture the many sides of Chuck. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Chuck’s enthusiasm for life and his sense of humor was contagious!! He always had something funny to say. He was so sharp and witty. We admired him.
He was so romantic and caring with Ruth. Whenever they walked in the neighborhood, he always held her hand. His red Mustang and his sport hat were Chuck’s signature. We loved watching him run around the neighborhood in it and of course, in our Fourth of July celebration. When his sons visited him, they would go for a ride together. Ruth rode with him in Mustang during the Fourth of July Parade. For years, Chuck and Ruth picked up produce at the end of each Sunday’s Farmer’s Market. Chuck was such a trooper. It was over a 100 degrees on some days and both Chuck and Ruth would unload their car and send the produce to Crossroads. I don’t know how they did it week after week. Chuck always had a smile on his face and joking around during the extreme heat and humidity. He was such an amazing man. We miss him.
Chuck was such a peaceful, joyful person. I never saw him without a gentle smile on his face and a kind word coming from his mouth. The love he and Ruth shared was clear and beautiful. He is already very much missed in our church and community.