Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Charlie Place Passes Away

In today's Hartford Courant:

Charles S. Place of Windsor Locks, formerly of East Hartford, died peacefully Sunday (April 1, 2012) at St. Francis Hospital with his loving wife by his side. He was born February 18, 1947, in Colchester, Vermont, the son of Helen (Towle) Place and the late Stanley Place. He graduated from East Hartford High School and served his country in the U. S. Air Force. After 38 years, he retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in 2008. An avid fly fisherman, he loved to spend his time in the rivers and streams of North America, as well as the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans. He was president of the Connecticut Fly Fishermen's Association from 1995-2000. A published outdoor writer, he spent countless hours writing and reliving his adventures with his many fishing buddies. The New England Outdoor Writers Association awarded him 1st place in Best Magazine Column in 2004. He wrote a monthly column for "On the Water" magazine for many years entitled "On the Fly." He leaves his devoted wife of 42 years, Kathleen (Norton) Place and two loving daughters, Jennifer Place Hogan of Windsor Locks and Kathryn Place of Suffield; four loving grandchildren, Nicholas, Cormac, Maeve and Nuala Hogan. He leaves his mother Helen (Towle) Place of Windsor Locks; his sister Sharon (Place) Marziale, her husband Lawrence of Windsor, and their children, Michael Marziale of Sarasota, FL and Christina Marziale of Greenbelt, MD; stepmother Lynda Place of Putney, VT; stepsister Lynda Sillner of Keene, NH and stepbrother Eric Hinkle of Putney,VT. Charles is also survived by his uncle Bruce Towle and wife Karen of Hinsdale, NH; sisters-in-law Madlyn (Norton) Brink of San Antonio, and her fiancĂ© Donald Gray; Martha (Norton) O'Connor of Windsor Locks; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, and a grand niece. He was predeceased by his nephew Peter Stath. 
Calling hours will be Friday, April 6th at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., Poquonock section of Windsor from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made and sent to Windsor Locks High School (W.L.H.S.) Charles Place Outdoorsman Award, 58 South Elm Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. For online condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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