He earned is associates degree in fire science technology in 1978 and his bachelor of science in occupational studies in 2002. Chuck, as he was affectionately known, was a professional firefighter at Poudre Fire Authority in Fort Collins for nearly 42 years and retired in 2015.
Chuck loved to spend time with his family and fly fish.
Chuck worked for Colorado State University, starting in summer 2015, until his death. At CSU, he worked in Housing and Dining, teaching students and employees safety protocols, and coordinating evacuation drills, fire and safety inspections, code compliance and other safety-related duties. He mentored students and staff in the office who were interested in fire fighting.
Chuck passed away on July 29, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Fort Collins; daughter Brooke and husband Ken; and grandchildren, Domenic and Sabrina of Littleton, daughter Brittany and husband Eric of Parker, sister Phyllis, her husband Rick, and their daughter Janessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 Hwy 287, Fort Collins. A reception will follow at Resthaven at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colorado Professional Firefighter’s Foundation.