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Charles W. Rich

February 9, 1951 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 70)


On Monday, April 26, 2021, Charles Webster Rich, loving brother, uncle, and friend, passed peacefully away after a short illness at the age of 70. Charly was born February 9, 1951 in Ithaca, NY, son of the late William W. and Gloria (Marrone) Rich. He grew up in Seaford, DE and Wilmington, DE, graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School. He earned his associates degree in Chemistry from Del Tech and worked in chemical processing for ICI Americas and DuPont for many years.

Charly was an avid sportsman and photographer who enjoyed bird watching, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Some of his favorite times were spent hunting turkey and pheasant in Pennsylvania with his dogs, Lucky and Sandy. Charly also enjoyed cooking and appreciated good food and drink. He was a spirited sports fan and enjoyed watching games especially of the Flyers and Eagles.

Charly will be best remembered for his young heart and his love of family, friends and life. He cherished attending school events, watching movies, and performing flips on the trampoline. He never met a stranger. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Charly is survived by his four siblings, Barbara (Rich) Kambarn and husband Robert Kambarn of Eden, MD, William Rich and wife Jongrak Rich of Boca Raton, FL, John Rich of Eden, MD, and Anne (Rich) Miller and husband Steven Miller of Cary, NC, his sister-in-law Nancy Rich, his nieces and nephews Lynn (Kambarn) Matava and husband Joe Matava, Carrie Kambarn, Daniel Miller, Kelsey Miller, Michael Miller, Ashley Miller, Praew Rich, Fai Rich, and Sai Rich, and his great nieces and nephew Maya Matava, Annabel Matava, and Jelani Allen.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the chapel at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, Delaware 19958 on Saturday, May 22 at 1:00PM.

A Celebration of Charly's Life will be held at Cape Henlopen Gordons Pond Pavilion, 92-98 Ocean Drive, Lewes, Delaware 19958 on Sunday, May 23 at 11:00AM.

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Memorial Mass
May 22, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Jude the Apostle Church
152 Tulip Drive (Route 1)
Lewes, DE 19958

Celebration of Life
May 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Cape Henlopen Gordons Pond Pavilion
92-98 Ocean Drive
Lewes, DE 19958

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