I met Chuck through Ruth as she and I met in college in 1960 and became best friends. After graduation Ruth took a teaching position in California and I remained in Illinois. I told her she would meet someone within a year and get married. Ruth did just that and our friendship expanded to now include husbands. Over the years we were able to see each other but because of the distance not as often as I would have wished. The telephone and mail kept us in touch. Our families grew up and our daughter chose to attend a California college. Ruth and Chuck went with us to visit the college. They completely supported us and helped us get Pam settled. Even to the point of helping us gather furniture for her. Other memories that come to mind are a week long California driving trip together and another trip to the Island of Kauai. They always welcomed us to their home with opened arms. We have been blessed to have them in our life. Chuck is very missed and will always be family to us.