Charles, 55 was a 6 year Navy Veteran with the rank of Lieutenant on a nuclear sub. He was an avid fly fisherman who loved the outdoors along with camping and white water rafting. Being a mechanical engineer, he liked to invent things or improve existing projects. He had a quick wit and sense of humor and loved helping people. He had a generous spirit, and being the youngest of 4 siblings found pleasure in teasing & tormenting his twin sisters, which he said was what little brothers did. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy and dog Tilly; brother, Ralph Jr.; twin sisters, Katie & Kris; niece, Jenny; and his parents, mother, Mary; father, Ralph Sr. and stepmom, Emily. Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. located at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Melanoma Cancer research and the Humane Society.