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Charles was a devoted husband of 66 years, married to Doris May Rawlings on 4/28/51. He is survived by his wife, Doris Alder, Jo Anne Materkowski (daughter), Scott and Karen Alder (son and daughter-in-law). He has four grandchildren, Michelle von Brockdorf, Matthew Materkowski, Gregory Materkowski and Brandon Alder; and two great-grandchildren, Cai and Cole von Brockdorf.
Charles was a devoted husband and father who was patient and thoughtful. He enjoyed socializing and the comaraderie of duckpin bowling for many years. As time went on, if he wasn’t working on his lawn, coaching baseball, or spending time with his grandkids, you would find him on the Rolling Road Golf Course, where he was a member and avid golfer for over 30 years.
As a young man, “Charlie” was a gifted athlete and graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1945, where he completed the college preparatory course. Known as “Old dependable” for his consistent role as a cleanup hitter, Charlie was an integral part of the Poly baseball dynasty. During his 3 years on Varsity, Poly won the Public school championship all three years and in 1944 they went undefeated and won the Maryland Scholastic Championship. Charles held down the hot corner position at third base and was chosen to the “All-Star Prep Baseball Team” in both 1944 and 1945.
After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy serving on the U.S.S. Horace A. Bass and is a US Navy Veteran.
At the end of the war, returning from the US Navy, Charlie joined the “Koch Office Supply Company” in Baltimore where he enjoyed a long and successful career in sales. Several years prior to his retirement, he finished his career with the Ginns Company.
The family celebrates Charles’ life, the love for baseball, golf and his family at The Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City, on Thursday, March 1st from 4PM to 7PM.