Charles was first generation Italian American, born in Harlem, New York, 29 August 1929 from Guisepe Rodolico and Domenica Seravilla. His mother died when he was 7, and he and his seven siblings were raised by his grandmother, Francesca Seravilla and aunt, Josefina Seravilla.
Charles’ siblings were, in order, Rose, Nick, Frances, Lydia, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Sarah.
Charles joined the US Air Force during the Korean war and was posted to Cheyenne, Wyoming. While he noticed a “small” difference from New York, he still found a church to attend, met people who would become his life long friends, and met and married Leora Hobbs. They were together until his death, eight months before their 60th wedding anniversary.
After his release from the Air Force, he and Leora moved to New Jersey, then soon moved to Texas, where they remained through his life except for a brief return to New York in the 1960’s. His career spanned many disciplines; Pastor, Psychologist, Psychometry, and teaching.
After retirement from the McKinney Independent School District, Charles returned to his other love, pastoring. He became Pastoral Care Pastor at Asbury Methodist Church in Denton, a position he held until he was physically unable to continue in 2010.
Charles died at age 81 in Denton, Texas on 9 October 2010. View his obituary here