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Charles Hazen Pingree

August 27, 1933 - March 1, 2014
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Charles Hazen Pingree, of Fort Wayne, Indiana died Saturday morning, March 1st, 2014. Hazen was a true gentleman and a seeker of knowledge. These attributes were reflected in everything he did throughout his life until the day he passed away. Hazen was born August 27, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan to Gilbert Bissell and Elizabeth Davis Pingree. He was the great grandson of the former progressive Michigan Governor and Detroit Mayor, Hazen S. Pingree. He attended the Detroit University School and spent his summers sailing with his father on their boat the Red Head on the Great Lakes. Hazen went on to win the Canada's Cup, a prominent...
Charles Hazen Pingree, of Fort Wayne, Indiana died Saturday morning, March 1st, 2014. Hazen was a true gentleman and a seeker of knowledge. These attributes were reflected in everything he did throughout his life until the day he passed away. Hazen was born August 27, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan to Gilbert Bissell and Elizabeth Davis Pingree. He was the great grandson of the former progressive Michigan Governor and Detroit Mayor, Hazen S. Pingree. He attended the Detroit University School and spent his summers sailing with his father on their boat the Red Head on the Great Lakes. Hazen went on to win the Canada's Cup, a prominent sailing race in 1972. He attended Duke University where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and majored in mechanical engineering. He furthered his studies as a graduate student at the University of Michigan.

Hazen spent his professional life as an engineer until he retired at age 70. He finished his career as a sales manager for the European and Asian regions for Textron, where he pursued his passion for traveling. As a voracious reader, Hazen read six books a month, with no exceptions, throughout his life. Hazen was fascinated with archeology and later studied the subject at Wayne State University.

Hazen was formerly married to Patricia Dockson, of Detroit, Michigan with whom he had a daughter, Carolyn Davis Pingree, of Englewood, New Jersey. He married Barbara O'Beirne, of Norwood, Massachusetts in 1978. They have two daughters, Elizabeth Bissell Pingee and Catherine Harrison Pingree, both of Chicago, Illinois. He lived the last years of his life with his wife Barbara and dog Annie in their home in Fort Wayne. He loved to make biannual drives to the couple's second home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where his body will return for final resting.

Hazen was a loving husband, dedicated father, and loyal friend. He will be missed dearly.

Visitation is from 3:00 until 6:00 pm, with a prayer service at 5:30 pm on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes located on 420 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802, or Detroit Historical Society, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 48202.

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