On November 30, 2020 our beloved father and husband lost his battle to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Charlie always had an optimistic outlook on life. There was always a big smile on his face and he never wanted others to worry about him. We all thought he would be able to fight this cancer and he chose to keep his diagnosis private.
Charlie was diagnosed with AML this past September. In October, he was admitted to Morristown Memorial Hospital to undergo aggressive chemotherapy treatment. He responded well to the initial treatment and was able to spend time at home with his family for a few weeks. He received a second dose of chemotherapy right before Thanksgiving, which also seemed to go well, and we were all able to spend a wonderful Thanksgiving together. A few days later, however, he developed a fever and was admitted to the hospital - a bacterial infection had overtaken his compromised immune system. Unfortunately, his body already stressed from the chemotherapy, Charlie was unable to overcome the infection. He passed away peacefully that night, surrounded by his family.
The family will be having a private viewing for Charlie on December 5. In lieu of flowers, we ask that any charitable donations be made in Charlie's memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Thank you for all of your support and condolences. It is comforting to know how loved Charlie was by so many people. We request that you please respect our privacy at this time.