Condolence & Memory Journal

Charles was a unique and lovely man, and led such a full, rich life of service to others. I always respected him and enjoyed chatting with him. His loss is keenly felt by his devoted wife Lisa, kids, grandkids, and many friends.

Posted by Maria Garriott - Towson, MD - friend   May 06, 2020

Glad I got to meet Charles at Rachel & Josh's wedding. He was very happy to be there and I enjoyed talking with him. He was a kind hearted man.

Posted by Mike Petzoldt - St. Louis, MO - Family Friend   April 25, 2020

Your Dad was a fine man. I knew your Mom too, way back when & I know how much he missed her when she passed away. They were a precious couple and now they are together again. He was a passionate historian and we had many a good chat because of our shared historical research & my design process. May you find peace and blessing in the memories that they leave with you ...indeed, with all of us who knew them. Sincerely, Bev White (from their teddy bear world)

Beverly White, Mt Dora

Posted by Beverly White - Mt Dora, FL - Friend   April 21, 2020

Charles, Was a wonderful man. Caring about others first. I will miss him. Teddy Bear Artist Neysa Phillippi, Indiana, PA 4.20.20

Posted by Neysa Phillippi - Indiana, PA - Friend   April 20, 2020

Our thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you during this difficult time.
bailey bear and pat snyder. Good Bears of the World Bear #122

Posted by pat snyder - Darlington, WI - Acquaintance   April 20, 2020

All of us at Bright Star Promotions and Bears&Buds Teddy Bear Online Magazine send our sincere heartfelt sympathy's to Charles' family. He was a contributor to many featured articles in our magazine and a wealth of information regarding the history of teddy bears. Charles will be missed.
Bearhugs for all,
Valerie Rogers

Posted by Valerie Rogers - Louisville, KY - Acquaintance   April 20, 2020

A wonderful and caring person. God must have needed another angel.

Posted by Barbara Carr - Columbus, OH - Friend   April 20, 2020

I am writing on behalf of Charles's Good Bears of the World Family. The teddy bear world was a very important part of Charles' life. He attended many industry shows and events. It was always a treat to hear the historical facts he had found about teddy bears. Charles was always eager to share his knowledge. He was a lifetime member of GBW. He will be missed. Our condolences to Charles' loving family.

Posted by Terrie stong - toledo, OH - Friend   April 18, 2020


What a full & wonderful life Charles led. Thinking of all of you. Rejoicing with you that he's free from the pain & sorrow of this life & enjoying his new life in Heaven.

Posted by Bruce & Lisa Skoog - Hollister, MO - Family Friend   April 18, 2020