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Charles William Scarborough Sr.

February 18, 1928 January 12, 2018
Charles William Scarborough Sr.
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Obituary for Charles William Scarborough Sr.

Charles William Scarborough Sr. (Age 89) died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born February 18, 1928 in Summit, New Jersey. At age eight he moved to northern California, where he lived from 1936-2003. He and his wife spent their final years together in Spokane, close to their daughter and grandchildren. Always ready for a road trip, his adventurous spirit and his passion for travel led to amazing journeys across North America and Europe. An avid sports fan, Charles was frequently seen wearing his yellow 1982 US Open Pebble Beach baseball cap, and was rarely without a game of golf or football on his TV. He loved to be outdoors golfing, boating, rafting, swimming, water-skiing, and snow-skiing. Many of his cherished memories were of family trips to Lake Tahoe. He was superb at backyard grilling and cooked many feasts for friends and family. Charles was a skilled woodworker, crafting everything from Christmas ornaments, birdhouses, doll furniture for his granddaughters, to household furniture, kayaks, and even a small sailboat and a hydroplane. He frequently invited his children and grandchildren to join him in his shop to tinker together. He loved music, coin collecting, coupon clipping, and cats. Above all were his love for and pride in his family – all of whom loved him dearly. Charles is preceded in death by his two brothers - Don and Jimmy, his wife of nearly 63 beautiful years - Joyce Elaine, and two sons - Charles William Jr. and Bruce Davis. He is survived by daughter Jeanne (Peter) Sciuto and son Jonathan (Rita Roti) Scarborough, grandchildren Katie Sciuto, Amy (Adam) Hancock, Peter Sciuto III, Holly Sciuto, Noelle (Johnny) Ennis, and Charlie Scarborough, five great granddaughters, a great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. Charles, a WWII Army Veteran, seldom spoke of his service or of difficult times in his life but began each day as an opportunity to live fully. Following a celebration of his life with family and friends at Fairwinds Retirement Community, he was laid to rest alongside his wife and sons at Fairmont Memorial Park. His sense of silliness, crazy stories, and vigor for life are already incredibly missed.

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