Wenatchee lost one of its kindest, funniest, and most enthusiastic musicians on March 31, when his big heart refused to beat any longer.
Chuck taught music in the Eastmont School District from 1968, until age 55. His love for music could be seen in the numerous community groups to which he participated, and led. He also helped organize and played in: the Big Band, the British Brass Band, and Musikkapelle Leavenworth.
He directed church choirs, sang in a few Bach festes, sang in Amahland and The Night Visitors under Dick Lapo. He played French Horn in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony. His main instrument was the trumpet, though he played all brass instruments plus many others.
The first clue to his dedication to all kinds of music was winning a contest as a younger man, the prize for which was to shake Gov. Rossalini’s hand on a Seattle TV show.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved daughter Alison.
He will be missed by his many friends and numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews, son-in-law Francois, and even more by his wife Shirley and son Doug, who shared his love of music.