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11/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Milne

Charles Thomas Milne
(11 Jan 1946 - 06 Nov 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It is with deep regret that we bring you this sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this early Sunday morning.     Charles Milne, Student Body President of 1964, brother of Bill Milne (Ahoskie HS, NC - '58) of NC,    Mary Ann Milne O'Connor ('60) of NC, and    Eleanor Milne Kenitzer ('66) of CA, and brother-in-law of    Phyllis Moore Milne ('60) of NC, passed away at his home in Warne, North Carolina on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the age of 65.

  His mother, NNHS English teacher    Martha Jo Milne (16 June 1914 - 30 July 2010), passed away just last year, and his nephew Doug Milne, five years ago:

     http://nnhs65.com/08-02-10-NNHS-Martha-Jo-Walters-Milne.html

      http://nnhs65.com/05-20-06-NNHS-William-Milne.html


   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 11/07/11, 7:31 AM - "Typhoon death":

--With sadness I report that    Charles Milne ('64) died Sunday, Nov. 6 of cancer. Our prayers are with them.

Peace & Blessing, Cheryl Mays Howard

   Oh, Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting us know; our prayers are with the Milne family and their friends.


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1964 - 11/13/11, 1:47 AM - "   Charles Milne's Obituary":

Classmates,

Charlesí obituary may be seen in the NN Daily Press at this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=charles-t-milne&pid=154577402

At that site, you may leave messages of condolence.

Dave Spriggs Ď64

   Thank you, David. 


From the Daily Press - 11/13/11:

                     Charles T. Milne

 

 

 

WARNE, N.C. - Charles T. Milne, 65, passed away at his home in Warne, N.C., on Nov. 6, 2011.

Charles was born in Farragut, Idaho, Jan. 11, 1946, and he graduated from Newport News High School and New York University. He was a musician, photographer, and graphic artist as well as the Director of the Film School at New York University until 1996. After leaving NYU, Charles was the Music and Choir Director at St. William Catholic Church in Murphy, N.C.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. William Milne and Martha Jo Milne; and two nephews, Ben Brewer and Doug Milne.

 

Charles Milne
 

 

 

He is survived by his wife, Monikia Mueller Milne; his daughter, Katie Milne (California); his brother, Bill Milne (North Carolina); sisters, Mary O'Conner (North Carolina) and Eleanor Kenitzer (California); nieces, Elizabeth Milne (Virginia) and Josie Justis (North Carolina); and nephews, Chris Richter (Virginia) and David Kenitzer (California).

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at St. William Catholic Church in Murphy, N.C.

The family requests no flowers, but memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. William Catholic Church or to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville, N.C. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at http://www.dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from November 13 to November 14, 2011. Visit Guest Book

 


November 13, 2011 
 
The Milne Family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Charles' passing and wish to extend my sincere condolences to all of his family.

~ David A. Spriggs, NNHS Class of 1964, Norfolk, Virginia
 

November 13, 2011  

  Sympathy and caring to Charles' family. May you find comfort in remembering the good times shared with him.
 
~ Unsigned
 


November 13, 2011 
 
My heart sank when I learned of Charles' passing. I guess God needed a person of immense talent up in heaven. My sincere condolences to Eleanor and the rest of his family.
 
 


November 13, 2011

 
Charles was a class act who walked the talk. Even when ill he held his head high and cared for others. Our show will go on but our music will not be the same. Our prayers are with all who loved him.
 


  What Wondrous Love Is This?

Words by Alexander Means
Music by William Walker, 1835


What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath Godís righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb Who is the great 'I Am';
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death Iím free, Iíll sing on, Iíll sing on;
And when from death Iím free, Iíll sing on.
And when from death Iím free, Iíll sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, Iíll sing on, Iíll sing on;
And through eternity, Iíll sing on.


"What Wondrous Love Is This?" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.advancedbreastcancer.org/songs51.html - 05/21/07

Image of "Christ Carries His Cross" Painting courtesy of http://family.webshots.com/photo/2199478760015913979jJFtmX - 11/17/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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November 13, 2011

Eleanor and family -

We were very sorry to hear of your great loss. Charles was a special guy and we know you will cherish all of the great memories you have.

~ Marilyn (Payne) and Chuck Springfield
 

 
November 13, 2011

I am not sure Charles would have even remembered me, but I do him. My acquaintance with Charles was during the early years of high school. We both played saxophone in the junior band. In the later years of high school he left me behind academically, socially, and in terms of maturity. But I always thought of him as a friend.

~ Douglas Nelson, Dahlgren, Virginia
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November 13, 2011
 
Eleanor,
I was sad to hear of the passing of your brother. Please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Roland
 

 
November 13, 2011
 
So sorry to hear of your loss.

~ Linda McKenna Sivilich, Aston, Pennsylvania
 

 
November 13, 2011
 
Eleanor,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Charles. I know how hard that can be as I lost my brother Jerry not so long ago. You are in my prayers.
 

 
November 13, 2011
 
I was so sorry to hear about Charles. We went through Newport News High class of '64 together. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

~ Donna Chadwell Nunemaker, Stuart, Florida

 
November 13, 2011

Charles came to Wilson School in the fifth grade. He sat behind me in class. He was funny, talented, and nice to everyone. He was a bright and shining star even as a kid. Love and prayers, Jean Poole Burton nnhs '64.8
 

 
November 13, 2011
 
As a fellow Typhoon and friend (from many years ago), please accept my sympathy in the loss of Charles. A bright, bright mind . . . . I remember that very clearly. Many are thinking of you at this sad time.
Patsy Blackard Hallett (NNHS '65)
 

 
November 13, 2011
 
Eleanor,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Charles. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
 
 
November 14, 2011
 
I am so very sorry to learn of Charles' passing. My deepest sympathy to Eleanor and family. Growing up I delivered the Daily Press to the Milnes, attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary & NNHS, and played in the junior band with Charles. I lost contact with Charles after high school. He may not have remembered me but I will always remember Charles as a class act and a standup guy.
 
My condolences to all the Milne family. Charles was a member of my high school graduating class. He was a leader

 
November 14, 2011
 
Farewell Nickles, and Godspeed.

~ a friend

 
November 14, 2011
 
Eleanor and family,

As a Typhoon whose homeroom was blessed to be led by your mother, I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. I didn't know him, but I remember you Eleanor, and wanted to say "I care and will pray for your family."

Sherry Hensel Huycke Class of '69
 

 
November 14, 2011
 
I am so sorry about his passing: great leader, great musician, was a major force at NYU Film School. We had so much fun playing music together in high school. My condolences to his family.
 
 
November 14, 2011
 
Eleanor and family,
I am so sorry that Charles had to leave his family at such a young age. I know he is celebrating with your parents in heaven right now. Your family was always so special to many of us at Orcutt. You are much loved and missed. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family at this time.
 

 
November 14, 2011
 
I read today of Charles' passing. We were classmates at NYU. I worked on one of his student films. My deepest condolences to his family.

~ Mitchell Block, Santa Monica, CA

 
November 14, 2011
 
Charles was one of the most talented and brilliant people who ever lived in our town. I am so saddened to hear of his passing, and my best to his family and friends.

~ Joel Fisher
 

 
November 14, 2011
 
Eleanor and Family,

I am so sorry about the death of your brother, Charles. I am thinking of you.

~ Anita Morgan Becker
 

 
November 14, 2011

Eleanor and Family,

I was saddened to learn of Charles' passing and will keep you in my prayers.

~ Sam Fox, Litchfield Park, Arizona


 
November 14, 2011

Eleanor,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Charles' passing. I am so happy to have been fortunate to grow up with your family at Orcutt Baptist & and experience the love of your family. I am happy to have been able to share time with you & Charles at your Mom's Memorial, & see Charles again. May the memories you have bring you peace, & know that you will be with him again one day.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of so many friends comfort you.

~ Brenda Insley, Henrico, Virginia


 
November 15, 2011
 
I never knew Charles personally, even though we both were in the NNHS class of '64, but I always remembered him as the most likable and approachable of the upper circle of the class, wearing his school celebrity and talent with an almost offhand casualness that made him all the more likable. Years later, I approached him after a screening at an NYU student film festival and we chatted and resolved to stay in touch -- alas, that never happened. and I can only consider it MY loss. My heartfelt condolences go to his family and his friends everywhere.
 

 
November 15, 2011
 
A great and talented man. We will miss him.

~ Trip Ferguson, Newport News, Virginia

 
November 15, 2011
 
Charles was my teacher at NYU Film School for many years. I will never forget his "Sight and Sound" class. He was the best teacher I have ever had. He had such great insight as to what makes a story work, and I learned so much from him. We stayed in touch for many years after I graduated in the early 80's. I'm so sorry I never got a chance to tell him how much I loved and respected him.
 

 
November 15, 2011
 

At the cabin
on Shoe Lane - mid 60's

 
We met at Wilson --
Shared much at Newport News High,
Even briefly were together at CNC -- with the "Literary and Duck Feeding Society"

I have not seen Charles in many years, but he will be missed.

John Scull
 
To Eleanor, Mary Ann and Billy and Monika: My sincere condolences are with you at this difficult time. Charles was a very special person and will be missed. I am so happy that we could talk and be together a year ago when Mrs. Milne was laid to rest by her dear husband, Rev. Milne. We really got some good pictures at that time and sent Charles a set. We had so many good times when the Milne family had dinner in our home when we lived on Sycamore Avenue. Our prayers are with each of you. And to Monika, what a pleasure it was to meet you last year. You are good people.
God bless you,
Fred and Patty Mays, '60, '61, N.N.H.S
and members of the same church as you.
 
 

 
November 17, 2011
 
He was my teacher at NYU in the late 70's early 80's. He played a significant role in my film education. Inspiring, funny, charming. I'll never forget him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
 
 

 
November 18, 2011
 
Charles was my teacher and inspiration at NYU. His sense of humor, openness and willingness to give of himself are among my most enduring memories of my time in film school

Without his help and encouragement, I would never have had the courage to believe in myself and pursue my dreams... and he even literally picked up the phone and got me my first job in LA. Though I haven't talked to him for many, many years, I will miss him still.
 

 
November 18, 2011
 
Charles was the head of the film department at NYU when I was attending, and he always struck me as the epitome of a confident, bemused, adult. Before I'd given up my ill-conceived dreams of being a writer-director, I learned Charles had been surreptitiously using my student film as an editing teaching tool for its use of "economy". Because I hadn't given any thought to my editing, I shrugged it off as neither a compliment or even as interesting information. When later I became a film editor, this memory came to have more meaning. The thing that most astonishes me is that Charles was only 40 when I knew him and yet he was so much more of a knowing, self-assured, peaceful soul than I was at 40 or ever will be, and it makes me wish I'd known him better. I'm certain he could be telling me more of what I needed to know. My sincere condolences to the entire family. May your fond memories provide you with peace at this time and always. If there's ever anything I can do -- large or small -- please don't hesitate to be in touch. Kind regards,
 
 

 
November 18, 2011
 
Dear Eleanor,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Wilson and NNHS had some really good people pass through their halls, and Charles was definitely one of them. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God bless all of you at this very difficult time.

~ Sharon Chaffin Tanner, NNHS Class of 1966
 

 
November 19, 2011
 
I worked with Charles Milne the past few years at St. William Catholic Church in Murphy, NC. Charles encouraged me as a young aspiring musician, and I'm so grateful to have known him. When he performed music it was truly from his heart. Charles, rest in peace friend.
 
 

 
November 21, 2011

Charles was a teacher of mine at NYU - from every angle he was a great teacher and a wonderful person. He will be missed.

~ Scott Marcano, Los Angeles, California

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Milne family and their friends at this difficult time.


  This information is also posted here:

      http://nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

           http://nnhs65.com/memoriam64.html


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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915-780-3048

 


  What Wondrous Love Is This?

Words by Alexander Means
Music by William Walker, 1835


What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath Godís righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb Who is the great 'I Am';
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death Iím free, Iíll sing on, Iíll sing on;
And when from death Iím free, Iíll sing on.
And when from death Iím free, Iíll sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, Iíll sing on, Iíll sing on;
And through eternity, Iíll sing on.


"What Wondrous Love Is This?" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.advancedbreastcancer.org/songs51.html - 05/21/07

Image of "Christ Carries His Cross" Painting courtesy of http://family.webshots.com/photo/2199478760015913979jJFtmX - 11/17/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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