Dr. Charles R. Dees, Jr
On Friday, July 30,2021, peacefully, with his loving partner Patricia Kuchon by his side in their home in Sanibel, Florida. Charles was born on June 24, 1939 to Charles R. Dees, Sr and Grace Kennedy Dees in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Trevor) Janis and granddaughter Devon Janis; brother of Kathleen (David) Ely; uncle of David (Renee) and Dean (Jennifer) Ely; great-uncle of Brennan, Mia, Emma, and Abby Ely; nephew of Rosemary Shimp and Eileen Spoales . Also survived by many cousins, family and friends, and remembered with love by the family of Patricia Kuchon, including her daughters Merilee, Kimberly (David) and their son Kobe. Charles will forever be missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him. Charles attended La Salle University in Philadelphia and earned his Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He served in Washington, D.C. as Assistant Secretary of Higher Education. He had a distinguished and successful career in higher education holding key roles at several universities. Most notably, he was Vice Chancellor for University Affairs at Seton Hall University and Senior Vice President for University Advancement, and President and COO of The Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass being held in St. Mary of the Mount Church , 403 Grandview Ave, Mt. Washington on Friday, August 6th at 12:30 PM. The family suggest contributions in Charles name to: 36 Annual Wine and Roses C/O Dr. Michael and Marlene Nissenblatt 4 Park Lake Dr. North Brunswick, NJ 08092 or Crow Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wild Life P.O.Box 150 Sanibel, Fla 33957. www.bruscofalvo.com
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