Obituary: Charles Miner Jr., 96, former Darien resident
The family of Charles Miner Jr. announces the loss of their beloved father on March 19, 2018 in Vero Beach, Florida.
Charlie, or Chas, was born December 13, 1921 in NYC. He was 96-years young, and peacefully passed away at home with his three children at his side.
Charlie was a devoted husband for 60 plus years to Mae (Maisie) Hoffman of Charlotte, NC who passed away on April 1, 2008.
He was the son of Charles Miner and Mary Louise Woodin Miner, and the grandson of William H. Woodin and Nan Jessup Woodin. He was predeceased by his sister Anne Woodin Miner St Phillip.
He is survived by his three children Charmaine Caldwell, Mary M. Rude-Bell, and Charles Miner III, MD, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Charlie was a graduate of the Choate School in 1939 and attended Princeton University, class of 1943. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, serving as a test pilot in Charlotte N.C., followed by 18 combat missions in the Mediterranean.
He began his financial career as assistant to the V.P. of Finance at the NY Central Railroad and later transitioned to the investment and banking division of Dean Witter.
A longtime resident of Darien, CT, Charlie served on the Board of Trustees at the King School in Stamford, CT, and was a member of the Wee Burn Country Club.
In 1986 he relocated to Vero Beach where he served as Director of the Riomar Country Club, Campaign Director of the Saints and Angels Fundraising for the Riverside Theater, as well as President of the Riverside Endowment Fund and President of the Princeton Club of Vero. Charlie was a member of the Riomar Country Club, Johns Island Club and the VBYC.
Family summer months were spent in East Hampton, NY where Charlie’s grandfather was a Founder & President of the Maidstone Club and Founder & Commodore of the Devon Yacht Club, where Charlie also was a longstanding member.
Charlie was a true inspiration and loved by all. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a creative mind which was always sharp as a tack. We shall all miss his laugh, his counsel and most of all his joyful, loving presence.
A Celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 11 AM. Pastor Jon Robbins of the St. Paul's Church, 999 Flamevine Ln, Vero Beach, Fla. will officiate. Immediately following there will be a reception at the Riomar CC, 2100 Club Drive, Vero Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Church, PO Box 643504, Vero Beach FL. 32964.