Charles Miner Jr., 96, Financial Executive, Active Volunteer, Former Resident of Darien

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The family of Charles Miner Jr. announces the loss of their beloved father on March 19 in Vero Beach, Fla.

Charles Miner Jr. obituary

Charles Miner Jr., 96, passed away on March 19. A memorial service will be held on May 3.

Charlie, or Chas, was born Dec. 13, 1921 in New York City. He was 96 years young, and peacefully passed away at home with his children at his side.

He is survived by his three children: Charmaine Caldwell, Mary M. Rude-Bell, and Charles Miner III, MD: six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Charlie was a devoted husband for more than 60 years to Mae (Maisie) Hoffman of Charlotte, N.C., who passed away on April 1, 2008.

He was a graduate of the Choate School in 1939 and attended Princeton University, class of 1943.

In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a test pilot in Charlotte N.C., followed by 18 combat missions in the Mediterranean.

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He began his financial career as assistant to the vice president of finance at the New York Central Railroad and later transitioned to the investment and banking division of Dean Witter.

Charlie was a longtime resident of Darien, and in 1986 he relocated to Vero Beach, where he served as director of the Riomar Country Club, campaign director of the Saints and Angels Fundraising for the Riverside Theater, as well as president of the Riverside Endowment Fund and president of the Princeton Club of Vero.

Charlie was a member of the Riomar Country Club, Johns Island Club, Vero Beach Yacht Club and the Maidstone Club, East Hampton, N.Y.

Charlie was a true inspiration and loved by all. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a creative mind which was always sharp as a tack. We shall all miss his laugh, his counsel and most of all his joyful, loving presence.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church, 999 Flamevine Lane, Vero Beach.

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