If he wasn’t at home most likely he’d be out dancing; he had the moves and watch out if Billy Idol’s Mony Mony was played. Even sick, he’d dance till he dropped. Of course, he loved one dance more than all the others: The Mummers Strut. A huge fan of the parade his whole life, even teaching his neighbors in Florida. He may have never been more at ease than when he was out smelling the salt water; the captain of his boat. Pro Tip that he learned a little late: make sure your anchor is tied to the line before telling your daughter to toss it overboard. And he liked to fish and hunt. Charlie started a tradition that would go on for decades: When his kids were young, good grades earned them a quarter. For better or worse, inflation never increased the amount; nursing degrees, college degrees, masters degrees, promotions to Lt. Colonel and soccer goals by the great grandchildren also earned you a quarter. He was adored by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Charlie enjoyed baseball: Pop taught the grandkids all about America’s Pastime and, like most of us, he suffered quietly with the Phils. Earlier years found him building ships at the Navy Yard.
One of his neighbors on Stanley Ave in Westville was a pretty girl named Marguerite “Re”. They’d share a 67-year marriage: inseparable until the end.
They were blessed with children, Edna Schultz (husband Charles)Nancy Hampton and Rick Moan (wife Donna) 4 grandkids, Christy Horwell (husband Steve), David Hampton(wife Dana), Ricky Moan (wife Sam), Eric Moan(wife Amber)and 10 great-grandchildren: Colette, Sammy, Gabrielle, Sawyer, Giulianna, Celeste, Cymonne, EJ, Milani , and Mia.