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Charles W. Emanuel

June 17, 1953 — May 15, 2023

Charles Emanuel passed away on May 15, 2023.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Doreen, daughter Dr. Alanna Sharp (Steve), sons Justin and Kristopher (Joe), granddaughter Vera, brother Michael (Kathy), and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Stanley and Jane Emanuel.

Charlie was born in Forest Hills, New York and grew up in New Milford, New Jersey.  He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey.  He graduated from the University of Cincinnati.  He went on to receive his master’s degree from Pace University in New York City.

Charlie was an account executive for AT&T, retiring in 2015.

Charlie was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 21 in Tottenville. He would help his son down in the basement workshop build vehicles for the Pinewood Derby, Rain Gutter Regatta and supported Kris’ scout journey as a parent and eventual Asst. Scout Master which helped expand his reach and support of young individuals looking for a place to belong, explore, and grow through.

Troop 21 was known for having its own unique identity and gave Charlie and Kris the opportunity to whitewater raft along many rivers, including a road trip down to West Virginia. There were also epic adventures to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and eventually to Yosemite National Park in California.

He had an appreciation for reading, classical music, and 80s rock. He also loved his walks and, for a time, shared that experience with many of the adult mentors in Troop 21. The Conference House Park was a constant destination! He would share range time with Kris and Joe whenever he visited Colorado as well and enjoyed many television shows.

He was a loving, dedicated and supportive father, who gave his children the tools they used to thrive. His granddaughter Vera was always happy to see him and looked forward to spend time together. You could always count on his famous catchphrase “Tails” to indicate that something has fallen. He must have had a single-sided coin. He would often share an appreciation for his son-in-law, Steve’s, flowers as he has been busy working on the outside of their home.

He shared many family adventures to Florida and Disney World, to Monterey Bay and other places in California, to Colorado and the last big trip to Hawaii where our family explored the islands and shared delicious food, laughs, and luau experiences together.

Charlie was courageous, kind, gentle, logical, and had a penchant for personal space.  Every person who had the privilege to come in contact with him would experience an empathetic listener and a kind voice. He always showed up with courage and determination and loved his family greatly.

We will miss him greatly but will also hold on to each of the memories inside of us.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Private Cremation

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