Sadly he passed away yesterday at the age of 81. It was a very peaceful passing which was a blessing.
Chas graduated from Brown University class of 1951. He served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant on the USS Fletcher DDE 445. He graduated from Harvard Law School. His legal career included private practice at a very large local firm from 1959 to 1989 with a brief interval as Assistant Attorney General of Rhode Island in charge of the civil division.
Later, he maintained a small private practice until he retired in 2000. He worked primarily as an Estate Attorney but was most proud of his pro bono work with the American Civil Liberties Union, defending such rights as pro-choice, Indian land rights, fair housing, police harassment.
He served on many boards including incorporating Hospice Care of Rhode Island, which as it turns out, were the wonderful people to make him comfortable in his final days. The director even came to see him that last day to express their graditude for the part he played for them.
Are we all proud of him...you bet!