06/06/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Charlie Weiss

Charles Herman Weiss
(d. 4 June 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 19__

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. Charlie Weiss has passed away in Newport News at the age of 81.


  From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 06/06/07 - "Charles H Weiss":

Carol,
 
Good morning!  Hope your day is off to a good start and you are doing good.
 
Just wanted to pass on to you and our newsletter readers that we have lost a NNHS alumni and a member of my extended family, Charles H Weiss.  Charlie, as he was known is the father of Ronald "Ronnie" Weiss, WHS class of '68, and the father-in-law of my sister, Ellen Overton Weiss, NNHS, class of 68.
 
The obit is in today's Daily Press, and services are tonight and burial is on Thursday.
 
Thank you, and take care,
 
Susie Overton Jones
Class of 1963

   Oh, Susie, I'm so sorry to hear this!  Please extend my heartfelt sympathies to Ellen and the rest of your family.


From the Daily Press - 06/06/07:



 

  Charles Herman Weiss

NEWPORT NEWS - Charles Herman Weiss, 81, died on Monday, June 4, 2007. Charles was born in the Town of Kecoughtan, now Newport News, the youngest son of Otto and Julia Weiss. Charlie is survived by his high school sweetheart, best friend, and most loving wife of 61 years, Kathryn Allen (Katie) Weiss; his sons, CMDR (Ret.) Charles H. Weiss, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Las Vegas, Nev., Ronald B. Weiss and his wife, Ellen of Newport News, and Dr. Lawrence W. Weiss of Memphis, Tenn. Also surviving are his brother, Otto H. Weiss, Jr. of Sewickley, Pa.; his grandchildren, Mark Weiss and wife, Heather, Elizabeth Edmondson and husband, Chad, Francis, Roslyn and Gabrielle Weiss; granddaughter-in-law Tracy Weiss; and great-grandchildren, Mikaela, Emma, Ashley, Trevor and Ariya Weiss. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Julia Weiss; his sisters, Elizabeth Tubman, Leonora Cowdrey and Suzanne Groshong; and his grandson, Matthew Weiss. Charlie was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; he had been a Vestryman, Lay Reader, Lay Eucharistic Minister and Director of Acolytes. He loved his Lord and loved to serve Him. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School. He retired as supervisor in the Material Support Department of Newport News Shipbuilding. Charlie served in the U.S. Army Air Force and Reserves after volunteering during World War II. Charlie served for 50 years as an Officer of Election, missing only one election during those years. He was a Commissioner of Election for the City of Newport News, and a Marriage Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Charlie was a member of Mended Hearts Chapter 119, the American Legion, and Newport News Shipyard Progressive Club. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Marston and Rev. Richard H. Holley. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Following the burial, the family will receive friends in the church Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 45 Main St., Newport News, VA 23601, or The American Heart Association, Mid Atlantic Affiliate, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058, or charity of your choice. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press from 6/5/2007 - 6/6/2007.
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 Mrs. Weiss & Ronnie, I am saddened to here of Mr. Weiss' passing. Your family was an integral part of mine when we were growing up. I think of you often. God Bless you all as you go through this trying time. God will pull you through it all.
Alice Burden Rich (Newport News, VA) - June 5, 2007
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Dearest Katie, Chuck, Larry and Ronnie,
Please know that I am with you in your grief. I loved Charlie dearly! He was such a big part of my life for a long time. I will never forget him and you should be so proud of the legacy he left! What a beautiful soul and wonderful Christian man! I picture him resting in the arms of Jesus...right where he belongs! God be with you all. Much love, Terry
Terry Neal-Sorenson (Kenosha, WI) - June 5, 2007
 
 
Dear Katie,
Charlie has always held a special place in my heart. He trained me as an acolyte growing up through the church. He was always their to guide and help all of us when needed and always gave great hugs. You and your family are in my prayers.
Fondly,
Beth Wolak Pegram (Poquoson, VA) - June 5, 2007
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Mrs. Weiss , Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
Leah Winzer, LPN (Newport News, VA) - June 5, 2007
 
 
Mrs. Weiss, Charlie taught me everything I knew about acyloting, Wednesday nights were the best, just he and I. He was a great surrogate father to me, and I will miss his hugs and kisses. My thought are with you a this time of need.
Sincerely,
Mary and Bette Heath
Mary Heath (Newport News, VA) - June 5, 2007
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Larry and Ronnie, I was sorry to learn of your father's passing. Although I didn't know him, I have great memories of our time together in the Drum Corp in Lyle Smith's high school band.
You both are in my thoughts.
Mike Bednarik (Grasonville, MD) - June 6, 2007
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Dear Mrs. Weiss,
Please accept Claudia and my condolences on Charlie's passing. I know that Dad would have wished you well also. He thoroughly enjoyed his visits with the two of you. With Charlie's failing health, we hope that you find some peace and relief for him in these difficult days.
Steve Corum (Chesapeake, VA) - June 6, 2007
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Todd & Heather Jones (Richmond, VA) - June 6, 2007
 
 
We have many fond memories of Charlie while we attended St. Andrew's. Our son, Jason, was an acolyte for 10 years, and Charlie was a great mentor to Jason as well as the other acolytes.
Gina and Alan Niedenberger (Yorktown, VA) - June 6, 2007
 
 
I fell in love with this man, just as I did his son Larry, for his morals, affirmations, never-ending kindness, and loyalty. I did not know Charlie long, but he marked my heart with so much love and grace. I am very proud to have had the opportunity to have the time we did, to talk and learn about each other and our families. I feel very honored. My heart goes out to all of his family, filled full of love and kind thoughts. He was a wonderful and blessed man.
Heather Erickson (Memphis, TN) - June 7, 2007
 
 
AUNT KATIE, RONNIE, LARRY, CHUCK

IT BROUGHT GREAT SADNESS TO US HEARING OF UNCLE CHARLIE'S PASSING. WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS AS WE CAN NOT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. HE WAS A MAN OF OUTSTANDING QUALITIES THAT ALL OF US CAN LEARN BY. HE ALWAYS SHOWED HIS LOVE OF HIS FAMILY, CHURCH AND GOD. MAY GOD ADD HIS BLESSINGS IN EACH OF YOUR LIVES AND PEACE THAT ONLY GOD CAN PROVIDE.
WATSON DWIGHT (PROSPECT HILL, NC) - June 8, 2007
 
 
Dear Ron,
I was sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I just wanted you to know that your Christian friends are holding you (and the entire family) up in prayer asking for the Lord to provide you with the spiritual, emotional and physical strength necessary to sustain you in these difficult times. May the Lord continue to bless.
Sincerely,
"Ham" Williams (Hayes, VA) - June 8, 2007
 
 
 
 

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Weiss family at this time.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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