Monday, February 02, 2015

Harry Charles Obit

Online Obituary:


Harry Noel Charles

 Born September 23, 1929, passed peacefully February 1, 2015 surrounded by his children, Noel and Tracy Charles.
Harry was a WWII Veteran who served in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed primarily in Pearl Harbor/Hickam Field in Oahu, Hawaii, from 1946 -1953. After his military service, Harry had a long career in TV and radio broadcasting. He began with CBS in New York in July of 1953 during the Golden Age of Television. While at CBS, he helped broadcast many events in American history, such as the Apollo 11 Moon Landing; the first Super Bowl; the aborted Gemini 6 capsule recovery, and the Memphis Freedom Marches. He also helped bring classic television shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show and Captain Kangaroo to the air. He retired in 1992 as the Chief Engineer at KGUN-TV, Channel 9 in Tucson. Highly respected for his technical abilities, intelligence, humor, and sharp wit, he leaves his two children, grandchildren, Alex and Samantha, and close friends, Mike and Rusty to mourn his passing. Preceded in death by his brother Robert, and sister Marion, he's now joining them and many friends to lead the parties and limbo contests.
Noel and Tracy would like to extend special gratitude to the wonderful nurses Gaye and Teri from Family Hospice Care, as well as Maria, Josie and the staff at Infinity Assisted Living who lovingly cared for Dad during his final days.
A Memorial Service with military honors will be held:
Wednesday, February 4th
Angel Valley Funeral Home & Old Pueblo Crematory
2545 N Tucson Blvd