Charles A. Weller (Chuck) passed away peacefully August 23, 2023, at his Brookings home, with his sons Aaron and Blake and wife Victoria at his bedside. He was 85 years old.
He was born August 4, 1938, to Mary and Harry Weller in Newark, New Jersey, the second of two sons. When World War II ended, the family moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, where Chuck graduated from high school.
Chuck’s college education included degrees in English; psychology and counseling; and education, primarily from University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University. He spent 32 years working in Oregon public education, as a high school English teacher, counselor, coach, and school administrator.
In the early 1990s, Chuck moved to Brookings to become the principal at Azalea Middle School. He retired after five years because of his health. He was then the primary caregiver for his mother at home until her death. Shortly afterward, he opened a small business as a mental health and family counselor. Both before and after retirement, Chuck was an enthusiastic volunteer for many local nonprofits.
Chuck’s lifelong passions were varied: birding and swimming, photography and teaching, music and history. Trips to England with Victoria and friends in the 1980s were high points, combining his love of literature, history, and theater, not to mention adventure. A wild sailing trip down the Pacific NW coast with his sons when they were young was a story he loved to tell. He adored his family and relished following their activities.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Sandy, the mother of his sons. He is survived by his second wife Victoria; sons Aaron and Blake; daughters-in-law Amanda and Julie; grandchildren Juniper and Vio; and his brother Robert.
No formal service is planned, at Chuck’s request, but the family may host a celebration of life at a later date. Donations in Chuck’s name are welcome at Coastal Home Health and Hospice: www.coastalhhh.org