Charles O. SchuetzCHARLES O. SCHUETZ Mountain View, CA-Charles O. Schuetz died on June 24, 2014, at El Camino Hospital; he was 92 years old. Charles (Chuck) and his wife of 55 years, Arlene, were born in Chicago, Illinois but spent most of their lives together in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Chuck served in the Navy for 20 years in various capacities, including serving as yeoman for the commanding officer of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. He retired from the Navy in 1962 as a Chief Petty Officer. After military retirement, Chuck and Arlene and their family (three sons) moved to Maine where Chuck earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine and a master's degree from the Bangor Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister in 1967. Soon after, Chuck, along with his family, returned to Hawaii where he served as a minister of Kailua Christian Church for several years until he stepped aside in the early 1970s. After leaving the church, Chuck served as a family counselor and instructor with DANE (Drug and Narcotic Education) program. He also taught courses for the Family Education Center at the University of Hawaii. In addition, through Hawaii Pacific University, Chuck taught radio courses on family/child relationships and courses for teachers using Adlerian principles when working with children in the classroom. His last professional position was Director of DASH (Drug Addiction Services of Hawaii), a key component of an overall outreach program of Honolulu's drug abuse plan. During the 1980s and 1990s, Chuck and Arlene fully enjoyed their retirement years at Makaha Valley Towers in Waianae, Oahu. Arlene died in 2000, and after several years living as a widower at the Towers, Chuck came to the Bay Area in California to live in a retirement community where he could be near family members. He remained in the Bay Area until his death. Chuck is predeceased by his wife, Arlene, his brother, Gordon, and his first grandchild, Tod Alexander Schuetz. Chuck is survived by his three sons and their families: Charles W. (Chuck) and his wife, Wink, their daughter, Christine, and her husband, Chris Hobbs; William (Bill) and his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Daniel, Nathaniel, Angela, Rachel, and Samuel; James (Jim) and his wife, Deb, and their children, Jordan and Garrett. Private family services will be held later in the year. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Chuck may make gifts in his memory to Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St., Kailua, Hawaii 96734.
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