Charles Sansone

Charles V. Sansone of Enumclaw died Nov. 27, 2015, at his home. He was 96.

He was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Wilmington, Del., to Peter and Laura Sansone. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Europe. He had attended high school in Wilmington and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After the war, he obtained a master’s degree at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City. He worked in the Croton-on-Hudson and Bedford public school systems in New York as a teacher and principal and was on the Croton-on-Hudson City Council. He retired in 1986 to Florida and moved in 1994 to Enumclaw, remaining a source of inspiration and guidance to several former students and colleagues. He is remembered as a voracious reader and local library supporter, master gardener and blueberry specialist.

He is survived by son Christopher Sansone of Enumclaw; daughter Barbara Severski (John) of Maple Valley and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Ruth on Jan. 1, 2000.

A celebration of life will take place after the Holidays.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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