William H. Charles, Jr. ’48

William H. Charles, Jr. ’48 died on March 17, 2008, in Venice, Fla.

 Born on October 27, 1927, in Portland, he prepared for college at Deering High School and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin, where he also played baseball. He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and spent his career in the computer world, later teaching computer science at the University of Richmond. In retirement, he volunteered in many organizations, including the Portland Police Department, reading to youngsters at local elementary schools, and fundraising for the Kiwanis Club of Scarborough. He was married to Barbara Gamble Charles, who predeceased him, for 50 years, and he is survived by a son, Dennis Charles of Merrimack, N.H.; and a daughter, Diane Charles of Alexandria,Va.