Charles Howard Marschke, of Naples Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 27.
Charles was born in Somerville, New Jersey on August 31, 1939. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI the same day he wed his best friend and love of his life Judith Marschke on June 6, 1966.
The beginning of Charles' career was at the University of Iowa City where he advanced the development of Dosimetry with his experience that he received as an X-Ray technician in the U.S. Army. This experience let him to Vermont where Charles and Judith created a home and life in South Burlington and later in Hinesburg. Charles loved his career at the University of Vermont where he was at the forefront of the education in the development of the radiation therapy field. With his knowledge and experience, he was an integral part of what is now an accredited program for all radiation therapy education. He was well loved in the classroom by his students for he was able to get them to truly understand and helped them created their own love for such a complicated and important field. He was with the University from 1974-1997.
Charles attained the level of fifth degree Dan in the study of Taekwondo. He opened his own school where he was again able to use his passion of teaching. He shared his love for the sport and encouraged his students to do the very best they could be.
Charles enjoyed his later years in Florida with Judith. He enjoyed traveling, listening to music, a good book and his NYT crossword puzzles.
Charles is survived by his wife Judith of Naples, FL; his two children Laura Marschke Bashara of Montpelier, VT and her husband Frederick Bashara III and Timothy C. Marschke and his wife Cheryl Potter Marschke of Barton, VT. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Frederick IV and Lyvia Bashara and Charlie Marschke.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Charles Marschke Memorial Fund c/o the UVM Foundation 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
A gathering with be held on Friday November 1st at their home in Naples between the hours of 3-5PM. The family will also hold a celebration of life for Charles in November in Central Vermont.