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Charles Henry Foraker, Jr.

Born June 6, 1917

Charles Henry Foraker, Jr., age 97, of Dunedin, FL and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Born in Woodland Beach, DE, he moved to Florida in 1983 from New Castle, DE. For a great part of his life, Charles worked as a realtor and an insurance broker in DE. He was a 69-year member of St. Johns Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 2 of New Castle, DE; Scottish Rite 32° Mason; Charter member of Nur Shrine Temple, DE; Past Director and Impresario Emeritus of Royal Order of Jesters, Delaware Court 164; and of Sons of the American Revolution.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Fannie Foraker, his sister Frances Neel, and by his beloved wife of 69 years, Gertrude.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Trudy and Jim Alexander of Atlanta, GA; Chuck and Diane Foraker of Seminole, FL; and Debby and Joe Pullan of New Castle, DE; brothers and spouses, Jacob and Doris Foraker of Sebring, FL, and Warner T. and Gail Foraker of Delaware City, DE; granddaughters and spouses, Deirdre and Morgan McClure of Atlanta, GA; Sarah and Andy Wolford of Middletown, DE; Rebecca Pullan of New Castle, DE; Amy Hunter of PA; and Jill Foraker of Seminole, FL; and by 5 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until Noon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Masonic service will begin at 12 Noon and a funeral service will immediately follow. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2200 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 or to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760.

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8 Guestbook messages for Charles Henry Foraker, Jr.

  • With our sincere sympathy to the Foraker family. The Masonic Fraternity has lost a true gentleman.

  • My deepest sympathy to all the family.
    Regrets due to work and a business appointment neither myself nor my family are able to attend the service. Charlie and Gert where great friends and wonderful people. May they rest in peace together again.

  • my condolences to the family survivors of this most gentle and fun loving man. I became acquainted with Charlie and his beautiful spouse Gretie during my visits to the “big pool” area in Scottsdale Villas Dunedin FL. He always had a wonderful story to tell and love to have a daily swim. You will be missed ! carleen

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May he rest in piece.

  • Debby,
    My deepest sympathy to you and the family on the loss of your Dad.
    In the long and full life your Dad lived – you were a bright spot baby girl!
    Treasure the wonderful memories forever.

  • Dear Chuck & Diane. I would like offer my condolences on your loss. Reading the obituary, it appears that he led a full life. I know you will miss him.

  • I read the obituary about the loss of your loved one and I
    extend my sincere condolences.
    May your family find comfort in God’s promise to reunite us
    with our dear loved ones in a world that is free of pain,
    sickness and death – Rev 21:3,4; Isaiah 25:8
    Hold onto the beautiful memories of Charles and continue
    to have the love and support from family and friends.

  • Deb and Joe; Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Frank and Kathi Szramiak