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Obituaries > SEWELL, CHARLES R.

Charles Russell Sewell, 90, of Glendale, Arizona passed away December 16, 2003. Charles joined the Marines in 1937. He served in WWII and was very highly decorated. He was in the Marines for 30 years and retired in 1967 as a Master Sergeant. He married his beautiful, wife, Patty, on February 21, 1942. They enjoyed a wonderful life together. They especially enjoyed traveling and spending time with their many friends. After his retirement from the Marines he worked for Raytheon, general Dynamics and Rockwell International. In his early retirement years he kept busy with many hobbies such as ham radio operation, jewelry making, and learning to play the organ. He was a member of Point Loma Masonic Lodge #620 F&AM in San Diego, CA. Charlie was a gentle giant who touched the lives of all who came in contact with him. He spread joy and laughter and love throughout his life. Though he had no children of his own, his kindness and wonderful smile was a magnet to all children and he became a surrogate grandpa to all his special little friends. He is survived by his sister, Grace Maxine Tucker, his niece and nephew, Linda Aymon and David Tucker and his very special “granddaughter,” Tara Babcock. There will be a memorial service Friday, December 19, 2003 at 4:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria. Interment will be held at a later date at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA with full military honors.