Charles Edgington Jr.
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Charles Edgington Jr.
January 25, 2013
Charles Edgington Jr. - Died from complications of myleodysplastic syndrome on January 16, 2013, in Santa Rosa. Chuck was born in Bennington, VT in 1929 to Alma and Charles Edgington Sr. His father was a Methodist minister who later moved his family to upstate New York. Chuck attended local schools in Greenwich and went on to Ohio Methodist Wesleyan University for two years later transferring to NYS in Albany, NY where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He furthered his education toward a doctorate at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and SUNY in Albany, NY. He married Jean McKee and had four children and adopted one son. Chuck spent twenty years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and counselor administrator in various public secondary schools around Albany, NY. He was in the US Marine Corp Reserve and Active duty in 1950 and 1951. Chuck retired from teaching after 20 years and moved his family to San Clemente where he worked for 12 years as a disability insurance program office manager for the State of California Employment Development Department. In 1984, he retired and moved to Tucson, AZ. His wife Jean passed on in 1988. Chuck spent time traveling abroad with groups. In 1992 he married Eunice Butera from Millbrae, and subsequently moved back to California making their home in Rohnert Park. Chuck enjoyed history and traveling whether camping throughout the U.S. or in Europe or Mexico. He was a history buff and a lover of opera. Chuck served in various volunteer jobs including Picture Rocks Retreat in Tucson, AZ, and the Mercy Center in Burlingame. A member of St. Elizabethís Church in Rohnert Park, he was a member of the steering committee for St. Elizabeth Setonís building. He was also an active member, serving as treasurer, in SIRS in Rohnert Park.
Chuck is survived by his wife Eunice; four children, Nancy Giordano of Montrose, PA, Linda Edgington Chandler of AZ, Michael of Tucson, AZ and Carol Martin of Gilbert, AZ; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-granchildren; sister, Karis Say-Cavecche of Palos Verde Estate; five step-children, Anthony, John, Dominic, Ken Butera and Judi OíConnor as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins in Ohio. Chuck is preceded in death by adopted son Jimmy Edgington and a brother William.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, January 18, 2012 at 2:00PM at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 4595 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Private Interment, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Setonís building fund in Rohnert Park.