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In Memory of

Charles M. Mailfer

August 2, 1918 - March 3, 2012

Obituary


Charles Marcel Mailfer on March 3, 2012 with friends and family by his side, Charles Marcel Mailfer slipped his earthly bonds with dignity, grace and awareness. Charles was born August 2, 1918 in Cherbourg, France. He was pre-deceased by Marcelle, his beloved wife of 50 years; father, Roger; mother, Simone; brother-in-law, William Clark; sisters-in-law, Suzanne and Anne Clark and nephew, Larry Clark. He is survived by his brother, Roger (Gillette); niece, Muriel Helie and nephew, Lionel Helie of France; brother-in-law, Sheldon D. Clark, Jr.; nephews, Robert, Sheldon D. III (Jacquelyn) and their boys, Scott and...

Charles Marcel Mailfer on March 3, 2012 with friends and family by his side, Charles Marcel Mailfer slipped his earthly bonds with dignity, grace and awareness. Charles was born August 2, 1918 in Cherbourg, France. He was pre-deceased by Marcelle, his beloved wife of 50 years; father, Roger; mother, Simone; brother-in-law, William Clark; sisters-in-law, Suzanne and Anne Clark and nephew, Larry Clark. He is survived by his brother, Roger (Gillette); niece, Muriel Helie and nephew, Lionel Helie of France; brother-in-law, Sheldon D. Clark, Jr.; nephews, Robert, Sheldon D. III (Jacquelyn) and their boys, Scott and Gary and niece, Hallie Clark of Arizona; great-nieces, Marcy (Dustin) Christner, their boys, Drew and Nick and Tisha (Brian) Schuller and their boys, Carter and Alec. Charles lived an amazing and full life. As a young man he travelled the world. His life took him to colonial Southeast Asia, the middle-East and throughout Europe. He was a jack of all trades - a mechanic, chef and property manager. He proudly served his country in World War II, survived as a German POW, was sponsored by Sheldon and Anne Clark for emigration to America and ultimately settled in Tucson to build a new life for himself and Marcelle. He and Marcelle became U.S. citizens in 1995. He was a wonderful 'Tonton' and a great friend to all who knew him. Charles was kind and generous, and will be greatly missed. Services for Charles will be held at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Visitation at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012; Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Charles' name be made to Casa de los Ninos. (www.casadelosninos.org)

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