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Charles Edwin Officer
June 3, 1922 ~ August 2, 2021 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Charles Edwin Officer of Wethersfield, CT entered eternal life on August 2, 2021 at the age of 99. "Charlie" was born on June 3, 1922 to the late James Edwin Officer, Jr. and Jennie (Toothe) Officer. He was a lifelong resident of Old Wethersfield and a WWII veteran. During his youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from Wethersfield High School in 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as an Aviation Machinist at the Pensacola Naval Air Training Center in Pensacola, FL , keeping the planes in top shape so pilots could be trained. He met the love of his life, Mary F Dixon, at a USO dance. They were married in Pensacola on September 29, 1944 and have enjoyed over 77 wonderful years together.
After leaving the Navy he became employed by American Airlines at Bradley Field where he worked for 33 years as a Passenger Service Agent. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who was active in the community including the Wethersfield Square Dance Club, the Wethersfield Hiking Club, Men’s Garden Club, and First Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife Mary (Dixon) Officer and their 4 children: Charles E. Officer, Jr. of Pflugerville, TX and his wife Robin, Sheila (Officer) Stevens and her husband Paul of Santee, CA, Gail (Officer) Rubendall and her husband Richard of Wethersfield, CT and M. Rebecca (Officer) Elsner and her husband Lawrence of Wethersfield, CT. He also leaves behind 11 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed but will live in our hearts forever.
Due to current conditions, funeral/burial services are private. Donations to the American Heart Association (Heart.com) in his memory would be welcomed.