October 18, 1918 ~ August 31, 2017
Rudolph “Rudy” Charles
October 18, 1918 - August 31, 2017
Rudy passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31st at the age of 98. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Rudy attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Moving back to Connecticut, he met Viola La Croix while working at Remington Arms. Vi and Rudy soon married and moved to Hawthorne, California in the early 50’s, bringing Rudy’s parents with them. Rudy soon began working at Northrop in Hawthorne where he remained until retiring 35 years later. He began as a manager in the Visual Communications Dept. and later in Planning and Industrial Engineering. Preceded in death by his wife, Viola, Rudy is survived by his nieces Katie and Sharon Kirkman, and nephews Fred Williams and Gene Sarnik, as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 6:00 pm Sunday, September 10, at Lighthouse Memorials - White & Day Center, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
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