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SCHUSTER, Charles William Chuc
SCHUSTER, Charles William "Chuck'/"Charlie" Passed away at his home in Lancaster on October 23, 2016, he was 99 years old. He was born April 17, 1917 in Chanute, Kansas. Son of John and Mary LaVergne Schuster, he was one of nine brothers and sisters. When he was young, the family relocated to Garnett, Kansas where he lived until he moved to Hawthorne, Calif. in 1940. He worked in the aircraft industry for Douglas Aircraft (later McDonald Douglas) for 38 years before his retirement in 1978. He never lost his love of talking about airplanes to anyone who would listen. Charlie married his wife, Ione in June 1940 in Garnett, Kansas. They lived in Hawthorne and Mojave before moving to Lancaster in 1953. Charlies first love was his family, second was airplanes and third was traveling. In 1987, he won a round trip to Switzerland. That turned into a months vacation traveling through Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Although he loved traveling through the United States, his favorite was the trip to Europe. Even in his laster years after he was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration he still enjoyed traveling. He also loved animals; mainly those of the tail wagging variety. He was very proud of his German heritage. For many years, he was a regular at the Lancaster Senior Center along with his friend Karin Diggle. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Ione and his wife of 18 years, Jeanie. He was also predeceased by his brothers John, Frank, Paul and Henry and sisters LaVergne, and Frances. Charlie is survived by his daughter Dianne Schuster-Grooms of Salinas, Calif.; brother Carroll "Mike" of Mesa, Ariz. and sister Margaret of Orange, Calif. and many nieces and nephews. You will be missed Dad. Contributions can be made to the charity of our choice. A special thank you to All Seasons Hospice for their assistance.

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