In Memoriam



From:     Robert Treiling
Sunday, July 08, 2007 11:52 PM
Obituary Advisory,
Charles L. Collen

I worked with Chuck at JFK for ten years.  He joined the PA in 1963 and held his last position as the Manager of Business Administration at LaGuardia Airport until he retired in 1989.  On May 23, 2007, Charles L. Collen died at the age of 83.  I've kept in contact with him all these years and will miss talking to him.  May he rest in peace.

From:     John Hayden
Sent:      Monday, July 09, 2007 7:03 PM

Obituary Advisory, Charles L. Collen

I had the pleasure of working for Chuck about 20 years ago. My wife was his secretary in the early '70's.  He was the consummate gentleman. Chuck was originally from the mid-west, the youngest of 4 with 3 older sisters. He loved to travel and would frequently spend New Years Eve on a cruise. He traveled in the arts & film circles and counted as close friends such stars as Maureen O'Hara & Candice Bergen.  He worked for United before the PA. During WW II at 19 years old he piloted 24 bombing missions. Part of the greatest generation in every sense of the word.

Webmaster's Note:  I did not receive an Obituary notice and did not know Charles but I felt it appropriate to put down some of the feelings of those that did remember and were touched by him.



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