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Charles "Chuck" William Immler Jr.December 22, 1927 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 89)
1Lt Charles William Immler, Jr. (“Chuck”) died at age 89 on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Born the child of the Depression in Baltimore in 1927, he began an adventurous life. He attended McDonough, a military school under a full scholarship and graduated in 1945. He enlisted in the military immediately upon turning 17, studied Japanese at University of Pennsylvania and served as a Lieutenant in Japan for two years.
He contracted polio while in Japan, and after a long hospitalization was retired from the military for physical disability. He then graduated from Western Maryland College and began his travel and living abroad, including in Australia, Morocco, Spain, Germany and Holland. During this time, he worked as a sales representative, started his own contract maintenance business and, in 1960, began his own company which distributed Nikon, Hasselblad and Pentax cameras to the military throughout Europe.
He began a long career of flying in 1968, flying all over Europe and crossed the Atlantic two times. With increasing post polio’s debilitating effects in 1975, he returned to the United States, settling in Goldsboro, North Carolina. There he established an air charter service. He flew all over the United States and Canada including Alaska.
He is survived by his wife, Dinnah Immler and children of various wives: Vivian Ohms, Gerald Immler, Mark Immler, Tina Lee and KC Immler. Also, 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was industrious, optimistic and cheerful till the end.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 02, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory. A memorial service will be Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Goldsboro with military honors. Interment will be held privately at Wayne Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine Street in Goldsboro.
Professional services are entrusted to Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro where condolences may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com.