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GRIES, Charles W. Jr. 'Bill' Passed away peacefully on Feb. 10, 2011, in Colorado Springs. He was born on April 3, 1945, in Reading, Pa. Bill retired after 43 years of Federal Service. He was the coordinator of the Space Shuttle landing activities at Edwards Air Force Base and was the Air Space Manager. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years Patricia Gries, son William Gries (Elizabeth), grandchildren William and Isabelle Gries, brothers Robert F. Gries Sr., wife (Agnes) of Reading, Pa., Gerald T. Gries wife (Mary) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Charles W. Gries, Sr., and Mary Isobel Gries (Weaver) of Reading, Pa. Services will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Our Lady of the Pines. In Lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Pikes Peak Hospice in Memory of Charles W. Gries, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave Ste 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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