I was fortunate enough to meet Char when I was in high school after becoming friends with her daughter Lindsey. At that time I was firmly in my teenage angst and definitely hadn’t figured out life. Char was one of the first adults in my life who accepted me for who I was, but would also call me on my issues. As time when on she helped me understand how to treat others and myself with more respect, and turn down the sarcasm so others might be able to get to know me without me scaring them away. Her and her family gave me a home when I didn’t have one and she always encouraged me to continue searching for my place in the world. Eventually I ended up moving abroad and Char was there to give me words of advise as well as a nice walk before I made my way overseas. Once I was abroad I was fortunate to take the lessons I’d learned and continue to grow professionally and as a person. Unfortunately I didn’t have as many opportunities to spend time with Char or her family, but we did keep in touch. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit her again last year and introduce her to my wife. Even though she was firmly in the midst of her battle she welcomed me into her home again just like old times and made me feel like part of the family. I’ll never forget all my experiences with the Galicinao family and how amazing they have made me feel throughout my time shared with them. Thank Char for always rooting for me and for guiding me with your light and kindness. Although I won’t have an opportunity to see you again, you will forever shine bright in my heart. Rest peacefully my friend.
I didn’t know Char personally, although I met her several times…the last time was when she was visiting Faye at the rehab center. I knew her mostly through her sister, Faye, and the wonderful stories she shared with me. I am unable to come to the funeral, but my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
We moved to Roger’s Park and I when to Decauter. I first day I was there people went not extremely friendly I got a note on my desk to loose the ankles they we stupid. That was how I meet Charlotte. I was told not to be friends but the friendship lasted 58 years. She was a sister I never had. She was so much fun and exciting and for me was exactly what I needed. Through marriages moves living n different places this friendship was all I needed and all she needed. I give my love to o Ernie who took such great care of her as I knew when we first met. Her wonderful children Joshua, Alyssa and Lindsey usher was so proud of the things you have done and accomplished. I will say her grandchildren were the light of her life and made her the happiest ever. Planning things to be a Bubbie to them. I saw the projects and the happy faces.
Charlotte a part of me is hurting but I am so glad you are at please. Til we meet again.
I knew Charlotte back in the ‘80s when she lived in Germantown MD. We have kids the same age. She was so warm, generous and caring and would fight to the death for her family. I recently connected with her on Facebook a couple years ago. I’m so sorry for your loss - Heaven just became a brighter place. She will light up Heaven like she did with the whole world. Rest in Peace dear Charlotte. Elise Yau Wang
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