In Memory

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz

Peter Davis and Jack & Jerri McCabe sadly advised that our classmate, Charles Schulz, recently passed away.  The following linked article (Minneapolis Star Tribune) indicates that Chuck had been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig disease).

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10/07/17 03:18 PM #12    

Bonnie Robinson

I am truly heartbroken to hear of Chuck's passing! He was a very dear friend from Junior high through high school and most recently, when he visited USC wearing his undergrad jacket which still fit him, we connected and I told him how sorry I was that he didn't contact me since he was in LA. He told me one of his sons was there and promised on his next visit we would get together. Sadly, that didn't happen.

Aside from being a top student and a stellar track star, Chuck was one of the kindest, most sincere and caring friend I ever had during our school years. When he signed my senior yearbook, he wrote on a picture of him running. The words were something like, "You will never know how much I cared about you because I never told you. Best of luck, Love, Chuck."

One of my fondest memories was some time during Freshman year, he invited me over to his house for lunch. We were up in his bedroom, which was fairly large and had a small table and chairs. His Mother, who was wonderful, brought lunch to us in his bedroom so we could continue enjoying each other's company -- something my Mother would never have done. No, there was no "smooching" or anything other than talking and laughing.

His accomplishments were never surprising as I always knew Chuck would excel at anything he pursued. He was a wonderful, kind person and I know angels are watching over him forever!

Rest in peace, dear. darling, Chuck. You will be remembered forever by all of those you touched and loved and especially by those you helped live better lives!

10/07/17 06:57 PM #13    

Gale Glassner (Twersky)

Chuck was always kind, caring and a real gentleman. He was friendly toward everyone during our high school days and humble about his accomplishments. He always had the ability to make you feel like you were the most important person to him when he would engage you in a conversation. So, charismatic is a good way to characterize Chuck. Brilliant is another word that comes to mind. We spoke at the 50th reunion and traded our own authored books to each other afterwards. I consider him one of the best of the best and am blessed to have known him. I send my condolences to his family, his friends and all who knew and loved him. I know his spirit lives on and his name lives on with all his contributions to the medical community as well as for all the good deeds he accomplished. 

10/08/17 11:34 AM #14    

Theodore Downing

I was soo sadened to learn of the passing of Chuck.  I fondly remember all the times that we shared on the track at ETHS.  We were both fortunate enough to be invited to the Golden West Track and Field Invitational in California our senior year.  Chuck was always a super guy and will be missed.

10/08/17 12:28 PM #15    

Bruce Boyer

I echo everyone's comments, of course. I knew Chuck well and always enjoyed seeing him, both in high school and at various times over the years. Always the ready smile and good laugh.

There is a tragic irony here that Chuck -- a naturally gifted athlete who went to college on a  track scholarship -- should succumk to a disease that so completely robs a person of his body's ability to move. More than ever, we can take nothing in life for granted.

10/08/17 08:18 PM #16    

Carol Simon (Kohn)

I too am very saddem to read this noews too

Even if we were never in a class together, he was a wonderful person to know in our shared years at ETHS and beyond too when he and his father came to one of the holiday season "Open House" evemts held in the Terrace (formerly the Faculty)dommomg room and got a chance to say "hi" to him at that time.

I also got to see Chuck at our 50th reunion and there was no visable sign that he was already having problems with ALS.


10/09/17 10:42 PM #17    

Judith Campbell

I was so sorry to hear about Chuck.  ALS is such a cruel disease.  My condolences for what his family had to go through.  Rest in Peace, Chuck. 

11/27/17 08:08 PM #18    

Sherwin "Jay" Siegall

I am shocked!! Just found out about Chucks passing when I received current issue of the KIT today!  First met Chuck at boy scout Camp Wabaningo​ in Michigan around 1958 before ETHS! Enjoyed seeing his posts on this website. He was a good guy. So sad to lose another of our great class at our still young age! 






09/13/18 07:40 PM #19    

Nanci Lentin (Fragassi)

I wasn't a close friend of Chuck's, but I really appreciated his expertise in dissecting the creepy things we had to do in biology class.   He must've noticed how grossed out I was, because he offered his help.  I've always remembered his kindness.

09/13/18 08:55 PM #20    

Sherrie Igoe (Dembrowski)

Nancy, have been trying to reach you about our 55th reunion next year in Sept. So delighted to see you on line. Please write me back! Sherrie Igoe Dembrowski

08/29/21 01:50 AM #21    

Suzanne Linfield (Spindler)

And then there was Seroquel...

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