Condolence & Memory Journal

I was an English Language Fellow when Chuck was in Simferopol in the early 2000s. I don't remember much from those days, but I remember Chuck brought his smile, warmth, and laughter to his work and everyone around him. My deepest condolences to those who were close to him. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by Bridget Goodman - Valencia CA/Nur-Sultan, Kaza - Coworker   July 02, 2020

Thank you, friends, for these lovely memories. Chuck was devoted to his friends and students and considered them part of his family. He did travel a lot! Wonder where he's off to now! I do wish we could gather in person, but these thoughts are lighting up the days! Blessings to you all.

Posted by Maisie Crowther - Brattleboro, VT   June 03, 2020

chuck will be greatly missed at the Senior Center. always with a smile, cheerful and when there was music and singing, he would sing. our sympathy to maisie and family.

Posted by jean momaney - dummerston, VT - Friend   May 29, 2020

I was one of his students many years ago. I can't begin to express the degree to which he influenced my life for good. He was an amazing teacher and a wonderful human being.

Posted by Donna Harlow - Student   May 26, 2020

Chuck will be dearly missed at our lunch table at the Senior Center. Maisie, my prayers are with you, your children and family.

Posted by Pam Kampitsis - Brattleboro, VT   May 23, 2020

Chuck was a wonderful man and part of a terrific family my family was honored to be friendly with over the years. I will never be able to count the ways Chuck astounded and warmed me with his vibrant ways and ideas. Chip Cummings, Burlington, VT, formerly Brattleboro.

Posted by Chip Cummings - Burlington, VT - Friend   May 23, 2020


Dear Maisie, Carol, and Mark,
This is such a sad time for you all. My deepest condolences to you. Chuck's enthusiasm for teaching and traveling contributed to the learning of people from all over the world. He has passed, but his legacy lives on.

Posted by Jane Aplin Luca - Westbrook, CT - Family Friend   May 23, 2020

It was always fun to play tennis with Chuck on those Sunday mornings. His humor made the early hour easier to overcome. We also enjoyed relating stories about our military service experiences. He will be missed.

Posted by Victor Howe - Brattleboro, VT - Friend   May 23, 2020

Chuck was a friend to have. His humor will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Doug Switzer

Posted by Doug Switzer - Brattleboro, VT - Friend   May 23, 2020

Maisie, Carol and Mark. I am so sorry to read of Chuck's passing. All of you were special to me as friend or students. Chuck was a wonderful cheerleader for all of our music offerings, and it was always so good to see him at shows - long after I retired. I will keep you all in my thoughts, and I wish you peace.

Posted by Mitch Davis - Acworth, NH - Family Friend   May 22, 2020

Chuck will be missed greatly. It was always a pleasure to talk to him. He was always full of optimism and grace.

Posted by Joanne Corey - Brattleboro, VT - Friend   May 22, 2020

Chuck was always a pleasure to be around in the Brattleboro Legion Band. He will be sadly missed.
Bill Wessel - Band Manager

Posted by Bill Wessel - West Chesterfield, NH - Friend   May 22, 2020

To Chuck's family: I am so very sorry for your immense loss. I worked at S.I.T. in the 80's and I always enjoyed his stories too. May love and light help you through this tough time.

Posted by Heather (Dahlin) Levengood - Brattleboro, VT - Coworker   May 22, 2020

So sorry to learn of Chuck's untimely passing. I knew him through SIT and various civic projects and was always impressed by his optimism, love of life, and unfailing good humor. Another fine person gone from this all too brief life on earth.

Posted by steve Anderson - PUTNEY, VT - Friend   May 22, 2020


Dear Maisie and family,
I am sorry to read that Chuck has died. To my mind and memory he was the quintessential gentleman, always positive and curious, upbeat and willing to go the extra mile. From the seventies when I was a student teacher with him at the ESL program to his courtesy when I met him recently on the streets of Brattleboro he was always such a good soul. I offer my condolences and wish you all the best as you manage his loss in these strange times.

Posted by Lise Sparrow - Putney, VT - Coworker   May 22, 2020

As I remember Chuck, I am so impressed and drawn to how he was so full of life. He loved to be involved with people, young and older, and in particular with their learning. He was a born educator, though I knew him to be comfortable with a spade in hand as well as with a book under arm. He was profoundly dedicated to the teaching of students from all walks of life, from so many areas of the world. He inspired learners to appreciate the beauty of the English language and to strive to communicate it correctly. As a friend and colleague I was often comforted by his warm support and encouraged by his example of well prepared instruction. His smile, his light truly will be missed.
- Richard Levesque, Putney, VT. May 21, 2020

Posted by Richard Levesque - Putney,, VT - Friend   May 21, 2020

When I was a recent grad from the MAT program and a green teacher, Chuck helped me learn the ropes of classroom management, preparation, sharing ideas with fellow teachers etc. He was full of humor and grace and I will always remember his laugh and upbeat, look at the bright side take on life. Thanks Chuck! Jonathan Julian- May 19,2020

Posted by Jonathan Julian - Williamsville, VT - Friend   May 19, 2020

Chuck was a very special friend of ours since the 1970's. My husband and I will miss him. He had such a wit and made me laugh. He and I shared a love of the ocean and South Pond, any body of water really. I sincerely hope that wherever Chuck is, that he is enjoying tennis, the ocean and the English language. My sincere condolences to his wonderful wife, Maisie, and his beautiful children, Carol and Mark.

Posted by Ellen Levesque - Putney   May 18, 2020