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Charles William Monsell Jr.

November 13, 1939 - January 27, 2014
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Chuck's Life (as written by his brother, Bob) Chuck was born in November, 1939 in Chicago during the great depression. His dad, Charles Senior, left school and worked as a day laborer to provide for the family. Until Chuck was 5 years old, they lived in a tiny 3-room flat with only a small coal burning stove for heat and cooking. By 1943, his dad had gotten a job as a steel worker and they moved to a large 6-room apartment in a family friendly Italian neighborhood. Chuck, or Bill as the family called him, was sent many times to the bakery to stand in line for fresh, hot Italian bread. There were many great Italian dinners (and...
Chuck's Life (as written by his brother, Bob)

Chuck was born in November, 1939 in Chicago during the great depression. His dad, Charles Senior, left school and worked as a day laborer to provide for the family. Until Chuck was 5 years old, they lived in a tiny 3-room flat with only a small coal burning stove for heat and cooking. By 1943, his dad had gotten a job as a steel worker and they moved to a large 6-room apartment in a family friendly Italian neighborhood. Chuck, or Bill as the family called him, was sent many times to the bakery to stand in line for fresh, hot Italian bread. There were many great Italian dinners (and overnight card games) with homemade everything over the next 10 years. Chuck stayed in touch with many of the kids he grew up with over the years.

When Chuck left to join the Air Force and his brother went off to college, the family downsized and moved from downtown to the north side of Chicago to a smaller apartment.

Chuck spent the next 22 years in the Air Force rising in rank of Tech Sergeant when he retired. He was trained in electronics and quality control and taught classes in those subjects when stationed in Illinois. Later, he was stationed in Viet Nam and Japan in the late 1960s. After retirement, he began his second career as a Quality control (QC) inspector for a large electrical equipment company in Ohio. He then moved to Georgia and worked for General Electric as a QC inspector until he finally retired to spend time with his many hobbies.

His hobbies were many and varied. He spent time building his own computers and learned how to do drafting and three dimensional drawing, which led him to make various items from soda and beer cans. He developed a web site to sell his can art where he became known as the Canman. Later, he built a 3 axis milling machine and produced fine wood carvings and small jewelry boxes.

His many illnesses prevented him from doing much the last few months. He fell ill with the flu, which finally caused his heart and kidneys to fail and he passed away on January 27, 2014.

Chuck is survived by his wife Carol Monsell of Woodstock, daughter Angela Monsell, granddaughter Candace and brother Robert "Bob" Monsell.

A Celebration of Chuck's Life will be held Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Woodstock Community Church 237 Rope Mill Road Woodstock, Georgia 30188.
Online condolences may be offered at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com.

He will be missed.
Robert "Bob" Monsell

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