Born: October 02, 1924
Died: July 02, 2014
Charles William Rasweiler was born on October 2, 1924 in Queens, NY. He was the son of Charles A. Rasweiler, a New York fireman and his wife, Emma Schmidt.
Charles was a kind and gentle soul who gave devoted service to his country and his community.
He is survived by his wife, Fran Gilmer Rasweiler, three daughters; Doris Rasweiler, Diane and her husband Johannes Richter, and daughter Beth Ann Rasweiler Griffin. His son, Roger Mark was killed in the World Trade Center North Tower on September 11, 2001. There are twelve loving grandchildren; Caryn, Lindsey, Michael, John Augustina, Justin, Rebeca, Luca, Andrew (his twin Mathew is deceased), Jason and David. He also leaves his special great-grandchildren; Brenden, Ashton, Grayson, Creighton and Keiko.
Charles graduated from Brooklyn Tech and Hofstra University with honors. He further received two Masters Degrees from Hofstra University in Education and Business. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and went through both pilot and navigator training. By the time he completed his training in the Army, the war was over and he was honorably discharged. His career as an engineer for Airborne Instruments Lab lead to him becoming the manager of the Surface Radar Project at ten major U. S. airports. He would later tell his children that the large round white things on top of control towers were his golf balls. He was a past president of his local school board. He would later make a career change to be a physics teacher and coach the girl’s tennis team due to his school board involvement. He was very active in two plant societies; as past president of the New York Chapter of the Rhododendron Society and an active member of the Valley Forge Chapter of the Rhododendron Society.
Along with his wife, he retired to Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains, NJ, where he enjoyed playing bridge games. He died on July 2, 2014. A Memorial Service is planned for 11 AM Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Interfaith Chapel of Cedar Crest.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of New Jersey, 400 Broadacres Drive, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 would be greatly appreciated by his family.