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Chris,
As you know, Charlie, Gail, and I were high school chums. We are truly saddened by his passing, but we are buoyed up by the memories of the fun we had together sixty-five years ago and by the many beautiful and heart-felt tributes we have read in this guest book. I have just checked our high school yearbook and the well chosen aphorism beneath his picture presaged the impact he has had on others: "Men are not measured by inches." For Charlie, that has been apt to the very end. He and I trod the boards as Thespians; our last play together was "One Foot in Heaven." I'm sure he has both feet there now. Gail and I are keeping you in our prayers.
God bless you and may His grace shine upon you.
Milt

Milton Smih
Feb 8, 2012
Gainesville, GA

Dear Chris,
Both Ned and I want to tell you how sorry we were to hear about Charles. What a wonderful person he was and he will be missed. We also want to tell how beautiful his service was and we were only sorry we could not stay to talk to you afterwards. What a wonderful family.
We both send our love and sympathy and will see you soon.

Nancy and Ned Almy
Feb 7, 2012
savannah, GA

Savannah has lost a great gentleman.

jill hespos
Feb 7, 2012
sav., GA

Charlie loved not only books and Savannah, he also treasured classical music. We will miss his enthousiasm for the performances of young pianists. Our deepest sympathies to Chris and the family.

Brigitta and Mano Solinski
Feb 6, 2012
Savannah, GA

Chris:

Tom and I will miss Charlie's service as we are in Colorado. But know that we are praying for you and your family. We are among the many who loved Charlie for who he was, and enjoyed enjoying life with him.

Ruth and Tom McMullin

Ruth and Tom McMullin
Feb 6, 2012
Savannah, GA

I had the great privilege of meeting Charlie at The Learning Center where he was speaking on Mary Telfair. He was a great asset to the Savannah literary scene. He will be missed.

Laura McMillan
Feb 6, 2012
Savannah, GA

I was lucky enough to be a fellow literature student with Charlie. I knew Charlie as a raconteur of sorts. We were lucky to have him share a short historical anecdote, from his life or from a person in history. He had a gift that reminded us that literature was life or more importantly the importance of a little humor when analyzing literature. My heart goes out to his family, the world is a bit grayer without him.

Arthur C. Tanny Jr.
Feb 6, 2012
Savannah, GA

Charlie's warm demeanor, caring personality, interest in others and support of many causes in Savannah are a testament to a life well-lived.

We are saddened by his passing and will honor his memory in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim Clemm & Rhegan White-Clemm

Tim Clemm
Feb 6, 2012
Savannah, GA

We had the pleasure of attending with Charlie and Chris classes, lectures, and trips sponsored by The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc. Charlies' depth of intellect and wide ranging interest made conversation stimulating and enjoyable. Presentations by Charlie were always a special treat. His kindness and concern for others was readily demonstrated. We are honored to have known this man. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are for Chris and the entire Johnson family in their great loss.

Normand and Gail Allen

Normand and Gail Allen
Feb 5, 2012
Savannah, GA

Several years ago, I took a class with Dr. Winterhalter at Armstrong and had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Johnson. He and I both arrived at class earlier than most, so I had the pleasure of sitting and talking with him before the rest of the class arrived. He had so much wisdom to share but he listened as much, if not more, than he talked. In class discussions, every student listened when Charlie spoke because we knew his comments would be insightful and interesting, but he brought more than just intelligence. Charlie brought a feeling of good will and unity to our classes – a feeling that we were all in this world together and our conversations at that round table upstairs in Gamble Hall mattered. I am so honored to have shared time with this wonderful, gentle man. In this time of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family.

Alicia Rosenbaum
Feb 5, 2012
Savannah, GA

Charlie made his way into the hearts of so many of us. Several years ago, he began auditing classes from me at Armstrong, and our friendship began then, but the contagion of his intellect, his wit, and his generosity of spirit found its way into so many of the students among whom he sat with unassuming grace. Indeed anyone who came within the circle of his smile, knows how his gentle nature drew you in. I remember how students, who benefited profoundly from having him share his thoughts with us, would leave the room saying, "I love Charlie...". We all did. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family, Chris.

teresa winterhalter
Feb 5, 2012
savannah, GA

Charlie loved books and Savannah. He always had a special twinkle in his eyes when he talked about either one. It's that twinkle that we will miss most.

Zeddie and Carol Bowen
Feb 5, 2012
Savannah, GA

I met Charlie at the Villagers South monthly dinners.We had some good mutual friends from earlier New York days. I really enjoyed conversations with this outstanding gentleman. He certainly will be missed.

Andy Ward
Feb 5, 2012
Savannah, GA

Charlie was a man of great intellect, wisdom and curiosity. We were privileged to know him, honored by his friendship and inspired by his love of books. Our deepest sympathies to Chris.

Jay Fraser & Lynn Wolfe
Feb 4, 2012
Savannah, GA

Charlie was one of the nicest people I ever met when I was working at the Telfair. And his book on Mary Telfair is really good too.
Wish I was in Savannah to give my respects in person.
Carol

Carol Linskey
Feb 4, 2012
Binghamton, NY

Savannah has been blessed by Charlie's great intellect and many contributions. He will be sorely missed. Chris, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Blessings to you and yours.

Ardis and Ray Wood
Feb 4, 2012
Savannah, GA

I met Charlie four years ago, when I took the Docent Training Program at Telfair. One of the sessions dealt with the Telfair family and more specifically, Mary Telfair. Charlie spoke at some length about Mary Telfair with an eloquence and passion that could only come from someone who had a love of history and great knowledge of her life. He will be sorely missed.

Bob Pisarski
Feb 4, 2012
Savannah, GA


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