Deceased September 28, 2021

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In Memory

Chuck died Sept. 28, 2021 in Annapolis, Md., where he had lived for 30 years, including a move to a resident-owned retirement community that featured an active lifestyle on Chesapeake Bay, perfect for the avid sailor he was.

He grew up in Newton Highlands, Mass., and graduated in 1946 from Tabor Academy, where he rowed stroke on the 1945 crew that “was not to be equaled in many schoolboy circles,” defeating both Harvard and MIT.

Chuck joined the U.S. Army straight from Tabor and was stationed in Korea during a period of political and economic chaos when the U.S. Military Government was the official ruling body of the southern half of the peninsula.

At Amherst, Chuck majored in English and joined Chi Psi, a fraternity that enjoyed the social side of college life and had a good share of varsity athletes.

Chuck then embarked on a long career in the pharmaceutical industry. He served as president and CEO of the National Wholesale Druggists Association with a goal of achieving safe, cost-effective distribution of health care products to thousands of independent retail drugstores. His sweeping, broad-winged mustache and matching smile opened many meetings and minds.

St. John’s College in Annapolis became the lucky beneficiary of Chuck’s considerable energy after he retired in 1992. He participated in executive seminar programs and served on the board of the Friends of St. John’s College for many years, including a term as president. He was made an honorary member of the class of 2019 and the St. John’s Alumni Association.

Chuck’s wife, Barbara, died in 2013. His family includes two daughters, two granddaughters and one great-grandson.

—Nick Evans ’52