Condolence & Memory Journal

Charles, may you rest in peace, you were such a great man.

Posted by Carol Duchesne - Tyngsboro, MA   November 21, 2015

something in your hearts needed to write these things about him. he seem to live a life of loving his family so much that he could stop along the way to help a friend ,or stranger.while doing that he could stop and smell the rose's and have eyes behind his back.To make sure he new where everyone stood and kept them close.its so nice and funny the obituary you wrote.I would love my family to make my obituary the way i truly am too.Oh My Good Ness I meant when God take,s me!!! i hope when iam very old a """"gray.""""May""" Charlie R.I.P

Posted by Joann Giesen - mt. ephraim, NJ - viewer had a funeral today   September 21, 2015

I learned of your husband, father, friend, brother Charlie on the local news. What a gift Charlie was to all of you and now a gift to the world. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. Lorra Pittsburgh PA

Posted by Lorra Allen - Pittsburgh, PA - distant friend   December 02, 2014

From Charlie's obit: "Charlie consistently wore white tube socks, tank tops, shorts, flannel shirts, fleece vests, a sweaty baseball cap and raggedy, barely wearable sneakers."
Hmmm...I'm a married gal and I dress like that.
Charlie, sounds like you're a soul mate to many of us New Hampshire folks.
My condolences to your family. It will take awhile for them to get to the new "normal" without you, but you left a wonderful example on how to carry on. What a lasting gift!
I never met you but I'm inspired by how you lived your life.
I thank your family for sharing you with us.

Posted by A friend   December 01, 2014

We should all be a wee bit more like Charlie.
Rest in peace!

Posted by Mary Irwin - PA   December 01, 2014

Candle

I'm sure you will be missed by your loving family and friends and they will always remember you with a smile. God Bless you.

Posted by Doris Hines - Cloverport, KY   December 01, 2014

Happy Birthday CCW.. Ride on.my old friend!

Posted by SeJ - NH   December 01, 2014

May your beautiful Charlie rest in peace and may your family always feel his presence in his memory and each other.

Posted by Ellen Gafford - Louisville, KY   November 30, 2014

I didn't know ya but from the description its certain we desperately need a lot more people like you in our world today.

Posted by Bob heaphy - Fan   November 30, 2014

He sounds like a very good man with an amazing family. Laughter will bring you comfort in the coming days and years. I never knew the man. But I like pretzels.

Posted by Jozett Odame - Las Vegas, NV   November 29, 2014

My condolences to your family at your time of loss. What a great man your Charlie was! He would be pleased to know that even in his death, he continues to be a bright spot, a shining star in people's lives - even those of us who are complete strangers and only heard about dear Charlie through the national news. All the way out here in Southern California, I smiled as I read this fabulous tribute that Mr. Wheeler's loving family wrote to memorialize him. He was blessed to have you all in his life, and you were blessed to be a part of his as well. May he rest in peace, and may your family find comfort in the days ahead as you continue to live without him here on earth, but still very much alive and with you in your hearts. God Bless <3>

Posted by Amy P - Orange, CA - Friend through National News :)   November 29, 2014

What a great tribute, I'm sure he must be up there laughing. How wonderful he must have been to inspire you to put that together with such obvious love and humor.

Posted by Marie ONeil - Fairfield, CA - Total stranger :)   November 29, 2014

I heard about your dad on the news. It sounds like he was quite a character and the kind of person everyone wants for a friend. I looks like he had a good life and i know he will be dearly missed by many. I hope your memories of him will ease your grief today and in the future. Karen Philo, not related, Folsom California

Posted by Karen Philo - Folsom, CA - not related - unknown friend   November 29, 2014

Love and big bear hugs to the Wheeler Family and friends.

Posted by Emily Pezzuto - Elk Grove, CA   November 29, 2014

Hello Charles, It sounds like your time here was well spent. Your family seems to be doing well and you left a great impression on them. When you get to heaven would you please keep and eye out for my son Stephen. He is just 16 years old, he was not able to speak while here with us, so he is probably going to be talking non-stop. He will probably be riding a horse often too. Please keep an eye on him for me and let him know to wait for me. Thank you, Joseph Segura

Posted by Joseph Segura - Albuquerque, NM   November 28, 2014

Hello: The story of this man is very inspiring. He lived his life as he thought it should be. I can't even do that while I'm here. God Bless him!

Posted by Debra Archer - Milford, MA - No relation   November 28, 2014

He was a simple man who died from complications!

Posted by JOhn Trauth - Sausalito, CA - Not related   November 26, 2014

What an amazing triubute to your pop and to your hubby!!! Sounds like Charlie lived life just as he should...by the seat of his pants, and with the excitement and joy that so many of us lose as we get older. Thank you for sharing and my prayers are with his fab wife and awesome kids!!!

Posted by Liz Miller - Chillicothe, OH - not related   November 25, 2014

The world has been blessed because he was here. Sounds like the man I had for too short a time. SMILE family,
He was a good guy.!!!!

Posted by E. P. Way - Bossier city, LA - only in spirit   November 25, 2014

Charlie I didn't know you but I wish I would have. It sounds like you had a good time loved life and a loving family. You were blessed

Posted by curtis - Bellaire, TX - not   November 25, 2014

What a great family and way to honor this man! I would have enjoyed being his friend and knowing him. He has a proud family and they know the value of honor, memories and laughter!! God Bless the family and friends of this great guy.

Posted by Steve - FL - not related   November 25, 2014

So Charlie, would you be given' the Lord a hot foot then. Maybe scarin' the dickens out of an Angel or two, I suppose. Maybe they'll all love ye there too. God has a sense of humor too methinks.

Posted by DR    November 25, 2014

Candle

Hello Charlie, You Sound Like you had A Great Life And Wonder full Family. You Will Be a Added Joy In Heaven. I Didn't Know You But You Sound Like You Would Be A Wonder full Friend. Rest In Peace And Have One For Me. A Loveing Father Husband And Friend. I Wish you The Best.

Posted by Robbie Gardenier - Fulton, NY - Not Known. Would Have Liked To   November 25, 2014

God bless and keep Charlie! And may the rest of you find comfort in your wonderful, hilarious memories! God bless you all!

Posted by Deborah Luper - Anchorage, AK - Admirer from afar   November 25, 2014

Charlie, I wish I could have known you. Our shared love of those Three Stooges would have made for hours of conversation. "Niagara Falls? Slowly I turned, step by step...." My condolences to your family and friends. May you all be comforted with the memories of a man that clearly spread love and laughter to all he knew. What a gift!

Posted by Norma L - Indianapolis, IN - saw this story on AOL.   November 25, 2014

Clearly, the world was improved by his presence. Heartfelt condolences are sent to his family, and friends.

Posted by Alice D. Ike - Baltimore, MD - stranger, viewed story online   November 25, 2014

" What an awesome footprint you have left not only in the hearts of family and loved ones, but on strangers worldwide. You are, and always will be, a standup guy, one we all need in our lives. Many thanks to your beautiful family for sharing just a glimpse of your wonderful self, and lots of love, tears and condolences from a complete stranger. "

Posted by Jordan Wright - Shippensburg, PA - Complete stranger   November 25, 2014

Sounds like the kind of Man I would like to have as a neighbor and Friend. Wish we had more people like him.
This story made my day.
Prayers to Charlies Family and may he Rest in Peace, see ya on the other side Buddy.

Les Roberts,
Internet Family

Posted by Lester Roberts - Whitesboro, TX - New Internet Friend   November 25, 2014

Hi to all of family and friends of Charlie - a great story about a man who made a difference in the world - so many things about him remind me of my dad - so hilarious - but the most important thing was his love for his kids and his wife - tonight I'm going to crack open a beer and have some pretzels and toast Charlie - a man I never knew that made me smile. Peace to you all from a 'Cheesehead' in Wisconsin

Posted by Pat Kohanowski - Milwaukee - A complete stranger   November 25, 2014

I wish I knew you Charlie, what a privilege that would have been.

Posted by Kathleen Klein - Columbia, MD - Not related   November 25, 2014

I did not know Charlie but read the story on the internet. He sounds like he had a fun life and a great sense of humor. The obituary was a beautiful tribute to quite a man. We should all have the love and peoples best wishes and brought happiness to others. Well done Charlie, well done. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Vicki Dalley - Lincoln Park, MI   November 25, 2014

I wish I had known you ! We need more like you !

Posted by Jim Liv - Fair Lawn, NJ - Not related   November 25, 2014

Though I never met him, Charles sounds like he was a remarkable man. May his family be comforted by what I'm sure are a lot of wonderful memories. B' Shalom,Skyler Harvey

Posted by Skyler Harvey - Columbia, SC - fellow human   November 25, 2014

Sounds like Charlie lived, a love filled, full life. My prayers to the family. I love the way you all seem to celebrate his life, not morn it. God Bless you all!!!

Posted by Nishalet Wilson - Rialto, CA - Internet friend   November 25, 2014

Charlie you are obviously a well loved man and adored family member. The World will be a little less happy without you. In your death, my friend and fellow New Englander, you have managed to touch the hearts of thousands of more people...and had the last laugh, as well! A true epitaph is not what is written on stone; rather it is what a one writes on the hearts of those who knew you in life. Charlie, you epitaph is is eternal and infinite. May you rest in peace. May your family find comfort in God and one another. Thank you for being a wonderful example for us all to follow!

Posted by K. M. English - Norfolk, VA - admirer   November 25, 2014

So sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was one of the good ones!! How very lucky you where to have him in your lives. Remember the good time, it's sure sounds like there were a lot! God bless.

Posted by Deborah - Mansfield, TX - not related, darn it   November 25, 2014

good job he must of been well loved

Posted by butch - fitchburg, MA - not   November 25, 2014

What a man to have to let go and even harder for him to leave his beloved family. The best a human being can be. Make heaven laugh.

Posted by S. Kennedy - Salinas, CA - wish I had been related   November 25, 2014

I saw the news article, and I came here to read the obit. It was wonderful. Sure wish I had a husband like him!

Posted by Sylvia - In Poverty, TX - admirer of the obit   November 25, 2014

"Magnificent! I wish I had had the opportunity to know him, it sounds like he knew what was most important in life, family and friends! He lived life his way and apparently filled it with humor and laughter for all those that were around him. May you rest in peace Charlie! God bless you and your family!"

Posted by Rod Kittrell - Roswell, GA - No related   November 25, 2014

E lei kau, e lei ho'oiloi ke aloha
"Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters. Love is everlasting."
I didn't know Charlie (i saw this obit on line) but what a wonderful man who loved life and family.
God bless you all.
Maggie S. from Maui

Posted by Maggie - Lahaina, HI - not related   November 25, 2014

I never got to know my dad,I would like to think that he was someone you describe like Charlie. Sorry for your lose.

Posted by C - MN   November 25, 2014

Candle

"Sounds like Charlie enjoyed life and his family enjoyed him! May you rest in peace Charlie"

Posted by Annette Laubscher - Miami Lakes, FL   November 25, 2014

Sounds like a person who enjoyed life & lived it "his way"! I presume he wrote his own obit--sounds like something Charlie would do.

Posted by carol angwin - Taylor, PA - not related   November 25, 2014

Rest in peace Charlie.You made others smile and had a great sense of humor.Finding humor at wakes and funerals are the best ways to remember a person by.We cry so much, laughter lightens the heart.Thankyou to his family for remembering him in such a loving way.From a stranger who wishes nothing but the best for your journey into Heaven.

Posted by m a hannigan - Cairo,, NY - not related,just a stranger   November 25, 2014

Although I've never met ya Charlie, I feel like I've known you forever.

Say hello to my folks while you're looking around Up There.

Posted by Kathleen K. - Kirkland, WA - stranger   November 25, 2014

I wish I had the pleasure of knowing you Charlie. Rest in perfect peace

Posted by Michelle Rogers - Midland, TX   November 25, 2014

Candle

We should all try to live well enough to be remembered so warmly.I know he'll be missed and my heart goes out to his friends and family...

Posted by Gail Davis - Madisonville, TN - Not related ,would've liked him   November 25, 2014

Candle

The world needs a lot more people like Charlie.......Keep them laughing up there!!!

Posted by Marty K    November 25, 2014

Way to go Charlie !!!

Posted by Joe Kassar - Mahwah, NJ, NJ - Not related....just impressed.   November 25, 2014

Sorry for your loss, but it is obvious he was dearly loved and had a great sense of humor.

Posted by Ginny - Union, KY - Not   November 25, 2014

Rest in peace dearest soul. Diane

Posted by Diane Authier - Portland, OR - Friend   November 25, 2014

So sorry for your loss of a good family man and relative to others. There should be more Charlie Wheeler's in this world... it would be a better place. You have fond memories which you have shared with us .... I thank you. He will be in heaven (I am sure) and bringing joy to other angels.
RIP Charlie

Posted by M. Colletti - NY   November 25, 2014

So sad that folks like Charlie seem to leave us WAY too soon! I'm 1/2 way to the west across the country, but I know IMMEDIATELY that I would have loved to have had Charlie for a neighbor! Let it be known to everyone, that after his passing, he left something that encourages everyone. God Bless you Mr. Wheeler!

Posted by Mark Hugo - Minneapolis, MN - Someone who appreciates Charles!   November 25, 2014

He did it right! For the record this story has given me inspiration. Sometimes you just need to let go and not sweat the small stuff. I will surely give my wife and kids an extra big hug tonight when I get home from work.
Life is too short. From this point on I think I will just sit back and enjoy the ride. What a great story!
My condolences.

Posted by Joe W. - Manahawkin, NJ - fellow human   November 25, 2014

Candle

I loved the story you have shared with us about your husband and father,but i'm so sorry about your loss. I to loss my daddy in oct of this year.I have had many people share their memories of him. This has help me begin the healing. I hope your memories will help you all start healing. Just rememeber he will always be in your heart and right there with you all. God bless you all.

Posted by Donna - Travlers Rest, SC   November 25, 2014

I loved reading about your Father and husband. He was well-loved and remembered just as he was, a human being. Thanks so much for sharing how a family should love and for honoring this remarkable man. I am sure that he is walking around heaven in his usual attire and even God cannot convince him to change his clothing, LOL. May you be comforted by all of the good times . He lives in allof you. V.Ward, New York City

Posted by V.Ward - New york City, NY - Internet Guest   November 25, 2014

Sounds like he was one hell of a guy. Lucky are those who knew him.

Posted by Yvonne Magallanes - Los Angeles, CA - not related   November 25, 2014

I loved reading about charlie, I know you and your humor will be missed.

Posted by Jackie Henderson - gaston, SC - no   November 25, 2014

Beautiful words for a wonderful guy. Wish I could have known him.

Posted by Ken Jost - Hillsboro, MO - not related   November 25, 2014

Great Lover of Life

Posted by Jim Erickson - Chaska, MN - Future Friend   November 25, 2014

A life well lived!

Posted by Joyce Bryan - Albany Oregon, OR - stranger   November 25, 2014

Prayers for Charlie that he rests in peace enjoying old friends and family until we'll all be together again.

Posted by Mim - Oak Lawn, IL - sister iin Christ   November 25, 2014

That is the way to honor the person with a celebration of his life in his obit not the typical "Joe Friday" version with just the facts.

Posted by Pat L - Boise, ID - Not related   November 25, 2014

Charlie sounds like my kinda guy.
We need more Charlies.......

Posted by Doc - Daytona Beach, FL - Not related   November 25, 2014

Sounds like Charlie knew how to live! Now Charlie can fly!

Posted by Cindy - Bradenton, FL - friend he hasn't met yet   November 25, 2014

Charlie must have been a wonderful person and a guy we should all get to meet. His obit is really from the heart and it gives me an idea for mine when the day comes. He was right on about his two favorite accomplishments. The son and daughter have a wonderful example that they can carry on and may we all get to meet Charlie in our next chapter of our lives.
Carry on family and through your greif you can smile as you have know a wonderful person.

Posted by Alan Lane - Honeoye, NY - Someone who wishes he had met.   November 25, 2014

I wish I had known you, Charlie. You are my kind of person....live, love, laugh! I'm sure you will be missed by all who knew you.

Posted by Kate Moran - OH - Passer-by   November 25, 2014

There should be more people like Charlie. This world would be a better place. The people who knew Charlie were very fortunate and it sounds like you are all very special people too.

Posted by C. Latko - Chesapeake, VA - no relation. saw on internet   November 25, 2014

Charlie sounds a lot like my father who passed away 12 years ago this coming December. May he rest in peace and may God comfort your family always because like my Dad, I can tell Charlie will be surely missed day in and day out. Always remember the good times and don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened because many people don't get to experience the love, kindness, laughter and pure joy of such great men like Charlie and my Father. Much Love and Peace, Jackie Peñate, Miami, Florida

Posted by Jackie Penate - Miami, FL - Just passing by   November 24, 2014

I think I would have loved knowing this man. He sounds like such a good guy and fun and a real dear person. Sorry the world lost him, we need more like him.

Posted by Beverly Young - West Palm Beach, FL - not   November 24, 2014

He was a hell of a man I only hope I can end up the way he did. He certainly was a family man, and the family certainly will miss him.

Posted by Al - Cockeysville, MD   November 24, 2014

Rest in peace knowing you lived life your way and were loved for it. Congratulations on a life well lived.

Posted by Rose - seattle, WA - not   November 24, 2014

Candle

What a wonderful family- to see the joy and the laughter through this hard time. Peace be with you Mr. Charlie Im sure you and the big guy are having some laughs! Bless you all as you navigate your lives - E.K Bend, Oregon

Posted by Liz - Bend, OR - passer-by   November 24, 2014

Charlie sounds like he was a great guy, loving father, wonderful husband, amazing brother and friend to all. Found this obit online (on the AOL news) and after reading it..and laughing...I just had to send a note of support. Know it is difficult to lose a loved one and you all have my sympathy at this time. It appears that like you are using Charlie's sense of humor and sharing that with all of us. Thank you for doing that. Know he will be missed, but you have many unknown supporters sending you their love and prayers at this time. Your memories of him will help in the coming days.
Another well wisher who never knew Charlie.

Posted by amy wyatt - austin, TX - well wisher   November 24, 2014

I do not know Charlie either, but am soooo impressed by his "legacy" that he left for his family, his beloved pets and his community......My true sympathy to all his family as I can tell he will be deeply missed.

Posted by Cathy - Santa Cruz, CA   November 24, 2014

I agree that he was someone you could have been friends with. Sounds like his ZEST for life was great.

Posted by C.A. Leininger - Toledo, OH - N/A   November 24, 2014

Way to go...out, Charlie!! Lived life to the fullest and left loved ones with the best of memories!

Posted by C B - OH - Stranger   November 24, 2014

I did not know Charlie, but I know that I love him and his life story! May we all have our lives be as filled with the joys and laughter, that Charlie embraced in his days!

Posted by Chrissy Bechler - San Jose, CA   November 24, 2014

Charlie, You sound like my kind of guy! You lived life on your own terms and never let it change you. The family you left behind should be so proud of the man you were. Your independent spirit reminds me of my dad who passed away on October 1st. He was the same kind of free spirit who made an impression on everyone he touched. If you see Artie Dulong on your travels in Heaven please tell him his son misses him.

Posted by Mike Dulong - Haverhill, MA - Just stopping by.   November 24, 2014

I did not know Charlie being from West TX but he sounds like someone both myself and my husband would have loved to be friends with I have a husband that is one of the biggest joksters around with me so I totaly get this Obit. May your memories be with you for life Norma

Posted by Norma Melton - TX   November 24, 2014

I did not know Charlie , I am from Dayton Ohio, after reading his Obit I wish I had him as one of my friends,He really was a guy that knew the real meaning of life! Laughing and more laughing! Children are the greatest creations ever,and God Blessed Him!!! Your Husband and Father was a really great person !!!
I picture him puttering around heaven ,with a big SMILE on his face...building his castle in heaven for when someday your family joins him. Thank You and your family for sharing Charlie with us.

Posted by Mary Meyer - Dayton, OH - new friend   November 24, 2014

They always say "He's in a better place", but I think Charlie made "here" a better place. I think I would have loved to have Known him. Ron Cochran Pembroke Pines Fl.

Posted by Ron Cochran - Pembroke Pines, FL   November 24, 2014

I immediately called my husband to see if he was okay. Scared the crap out of me...you described my hubby to a tee!! God bless to you and your family.

Posted by Catrina - Cypress, TX - Read about your story online   November 24, 2014

Loved this! What a wonderful way to be remembered. By your words, I can assure you that he will long be remembered not just by friends and family... but by the entire world. I think we are going to see the way that obits are written forever changed by this one act. May your many wonderful memories sustain you and laughter be always on your hearts. =)

Posted by Deborah Elam - Munford, TN - not related   November 24, 2014

Awesome tribute! What an impression he made on those around him! Such a loving remembrance.

Posted by Deb Keene - Holland, MI   November 24, 2014

I wish I had known you--perhaps in another lifetime.........

Posted by Frank Busuttil - CA   November 24, 2014

Candle

I absolutely love your obituary for Charlie. I don't know him but saw your story on the internet. I lost my mother just recently in her 60's to Alzheimer's Disease. Though we did not have such a fun and engaging obit, we did throw a heck of a party for her. She wanted great food, wine and dancing with all of her friends. We also made her memorial service fun rather than sad. So many people came up to us afterwards and said "this is how I want to go out!" or "this is how a memorial service should be." I really love that you brough Charlie to life for us all and are embracing the 'life' of Charlie rather than the 'death.' Many blessings to you and comfort during this difficult time. You can rest easy knowing that Charlie's light is shining through people he did not even know...

Posted by Kim Simecek - Ann Arbor, MI   November 24, 2014

Candle

I never knew your dear Charlie, but it sounds like he was a wonderful guy! God Bless all of you with the courage and stregnth to get through this difficult time.

Posted by Trisha Hobora - Florence, NJ - not related   November 24, 2014

Candle

My kind of tribute and sendoff! I hope to meet on the other side and compare notes.
Al, friend 2 B 1 fine day

Posted by Al Haller - ROCKWALL, TX   November 24, 2014

I didn't know Charlie but, I wish I did. He must have been one hell of a great guy! Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Posted by Debi Roeckelein - Phoenix, AZ - A new friend who read his obit.   November 24, 2014

RIP. Sounds like a really cool guy.

Posted by Patricia - Beaverdam, VA - not related   November 24, 2014

Candle

What a lovely way to remember a family member. My husband and I have always thought funerals were barbaric, and have already told our kids that we want no obits published in the paper, but this is truly unique. Kudos to whoever came up with the idea. Charlie sounds like he had it all.

Posted by Linda Hadley    November 24, 2014

Candle

Rest in peace you ole teddy bear and don't forget to help my brother fix the pearly gates.

Posted by brenda himber - slidell, LA - just a supporter to the family   November 24, 2014

Hello Anne and family, Such a fine tribute to a man you and your family will always remember and keep close to your heart. Anne, haven't seen you since high school but sending you my sincerest sympathies.

Posted by Ruth (Beard) Adams - Montgomery Village, MD - high school classmate of wife   November 24, 2014

Way to go Charlie! I like your style. RIP.. the world is better off for the time you spent here.

Posted by Frank B - NC - Friends who never met   November 24, 2014

Charlie sounds like an awesome person. I wish I could have known him and I believe that all those around him were blessed to know him.

Posted by Catalina Lin - Chesapeake, VA - Passerby   November 24, 2014

Would loved to have known him. Charlie.....give 'em hell!!

Posted by Trevor Mill - Billings, MT - Not   November 24, 2014

Way to go Charlie. You lived your live with honor. Now, you have all of eternity to reap the benefits.

Posted by Luddy Kovach - Minnetonka, MN   November 24, 2014

Such a great tribute for someone that your family loved and adored. May god bless your family at this time.

Posted by Connie Giardina - Binghamton, NY   November 24, 2014

Charlie sounds like one heck of a guy, someone I would have been honored to have as a friend. GOD took him too soon but I think GOD needed Charlie in Heaven to show the others that you don't need to be perfect to be a fantastic and beloved human being. RIP Charlie.

Posted by Eva Marie Sinnott - Kenmore, NY - Fan of Charlie   November 24, 2014

Love the obit, may he rest in peace, his life is what every person should achieve at least once before one goes. He was happy at what did and I'm sure wherever he is, is making others happy too....

Posted by Dale Hanamoto - Richmond, IL   November 24, 2014

To Charlie's Family and Friends, Thank you for sharing this man's life with us. He now has touched the heart of a stranger. My thoughts and prayers to each of you. You truly have been blessed to have shared a moment In time with this man.

Posted by Pam Cooke - Lynchburg, VA - I readhis obt   November 24, 2014

puts me in mind of my own mothers obit........we wanted folks to know "her' in the way her family did.....you did a remarkable job with that, and I am glad that you are able to remember your wonderful Charlie in this manner.......he sounds like a wonderful man, part of a wonderful family.........may you all have memories to always make you smile..........

Posted by donna unger - trappe, PA - online reader   November 24, 2014

Candle

What a wonderful obit. Truly a family would did what Charlie would have loved too. Laughing all the way to heaven.

Posted by b follettr - kansas city, MO - not at all   November 24, 2014

Annie- So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. May the memories you shared help you and your family through this difficut time. Thinking of you.

Posted by Janet and Steve Sprague - Concord, NH   November 24, 2014

To Charlie's friends and family. I wish I had known this wonderful human being. The obituary is a very good way to remember someone so special, to so many people. Your lives are enriched for knowing Charlie. Gail B. Edgecomb, FL.

Posted by Gail B. Edgecomb - Titusville, FL - Never had the pleasure   November 24, 2014

Didn't know ya Charlie , but what a great send off your having !!!! God bless your family !! And rain laughter down upon them Charlie !!

Posted by Deb - Pelham, NH - Not ... Just turned on computer.   November 24, 2014

R.I.P Charles wheeler may you rest in piece with all the beautiful angels up in heaven

Posted by Nicole Hartlen - weare, NH - weare resident   November 24, 2014

Candle

I couldn't help but laugh/cry at reading Charlie's obit as it reminded me of my departed husband who was also an accomplished mechanic and who loved riding his motorcycle. With Charlie's fashion sense he's also probably in Heaven's "thrift shop" with my husband as Greg hated dressing up. LOL. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories of Charlie. We should all be reminded of how wonderful life is and to take it and live it as Charlie did! God Bless you all!

Posted by Penny Arsenault - Milford, NH - Unrelated   November 23, 2014

To everyone who has written a note of condolence-thank you so very much. My daughter and me wrote the first sentence of the obit, and knew we had to run with it. We had a good life, but mostly, Charlie made me laugh until my knees went weak. He was just so funny at the most unexpected times, from the very first time I met him. He was a good provider, and loved his family, and I think that's all anyone can ask for.
Thank you all again for your kind, thoughful words that have brought and will bring us comfort in the coming days.

Annie Pleatsikas

Posted by annie pleatsikas - weare, NH - Charlie's wife   November 23, 2014

We all need a Charlie in our lives! RIP

Posted by Barb Meyers - Rochester Hills, MI   November 23, 2014

You've gone viral Charlie. Rest in peace.

Posted by Deanna - PIttsfield, NH - fellow New Hamshirite   November 23, 2014

Candle

He sounds like a man that all men should be. After reading the beautiful tribute you gave him says a lot about how much he loved and was loved. I am sure he is telling jokes in heaven. I wish your family all the best in this time of need. Hold on to all of your great memories in the days and years to come. Thank you for letting me get to know a little about such a wonderful man. RIP Charlie

Posted by Julie - Nashville, TN - unfortunately not related   November 23, 2014

Awesome. What a tribute!!! I did not know your dad, but feel like I do now. All obits should read this way, what a celebration of his life. God bless you. Desiree, CT

Posted by Desiree - Stamford, CT - Not at all   November 23, 2014

Candle

I never had the pleasure of knowing "Charlie" or your wonderful family......But just reading his absolutely beautifully written obituary I know I have missed out knowing a perfect man and his family and pet family also! May your many great memories of this fine man comfort you through the years to come. RIP in peace, Charlie!

Posted by Dottue Dolbeare - Nashua, NH - Sorry didn't know   November 23, 2014

Charlie, never heard about you except for today and I'm happy to know a little bit about ya, your someone I would have loved to have met. your family gave you a quite the send off. bet you have a lot of loves from us that don't even know you, and the family and friends of Charlie, bet he's loving it. that was really something.

Posted by Dennis - Brockton, MA - not related.   November 23, 2014

What a wonderful way to remember Charlie. Somewhere up there he is making angels happy.

Posted by J - LOwell, MA - Huot   November 23, 2014

Candle

My Dad's name was Charlie and my grandson's name is Charlie. They are awesome people. You were blessed and he too was blessed what else can one ask for in this life. God Bless you. Charlie is hanging with our Lord.

Posted by Nadine Jordan - Laconia, N.H. - in spirit   November 23, 2014

I did not know Charlie, I wish I had, he seemed like a great guy- and his obit is perfect, we all should be so lucky as to have such a wonderful write up. My thoughts and prayers are with you, I am so happy you all have such great memories to comfort you.

Posted by Jenny Kane - Manchster, NH - never met the man   November 22, 2014

Charlie was a friend from high school. We spent many nights at their house hanging out with a whole group of friends and listening to Black Sabbath. We also spent many nights at Camp Weownit by the creek. Sounds like he stayed true to himself throughout the years. Good for you, Charlie. I will always remember your smile.

Posted by Jackie (Allaire) Rendo - Bountiful, UT - Friend   November 22, 2014

may god bless

Posted by Frank towne - concord, NH   November 22, 2014

I did not know this amazing man, but a friend suggested that I read this. I think this great man is having a ball in heaven with my dad. I think that they are 2 of a kind, from the tank tops and white socks to loving the 3 Stooges. May you take comfort in knowing so many people are praying for you.

Posted by Peg Wenzel - Penacook, NH   November 22, 2014

Candle

I have a "Charlie" in my life too and this loving tribute to your Charlie will help me to always cherish those little things about my husband that make me shake my head. Charlie Walker is the kind of person we should all aspire to be! I am truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Debbie Brown - North Port, FL   November 22, 2014

God bless the family. He was truly loved .You can see that through this obituary that he was a kind fun loving man. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Jean Keegan - Cambridge, MA   November 22, 2014

You were obviously a " one of a kind " special person Charlie who shared much love and joy with family and friends. Too bad I didn't have the pleasure of personally knowing you, but for those that did I'm sure they consider themselves very fortunate. R.I.P. and continue to watch over your loved ones !

Posted by Farish Lewis - Manchester, NH - In Spirit   November 22, 2014

You are an amazing family to honor your husband/dad in a way he would love. I wish you all comfort and healung. Your actions are a testament to what a great guy he was.

Posted by Lisa F - Bonita Springs, FL - Niagra Falls.... step by step...   November 22, 2014

Wow! Charlie seems like a really nice guy! I love the 3 stooges too! May Charlie rest in peace! From Sarah 10 years old❤

Posted by Sarah grudzien - Manchester, NH   November 22, 2014

I love this obit.....Your Family was blessed with this " real " man. He sounded like he was true to himself, and did not care what anyone else thought of it......We certainly need more people like Charlie in this world......I hope that you all continue to laugh in honor of your husband, father, brother, son and friend.......what an awesome legacy he has left you. Rest in piece Charlie, and may God bless your Family.

Posted by Robin Patria - Seabrook, NH - Friend of laughter   November 22, 2014

I did not know you, but you seem like my kinda friend. Rest easy. You done good!

Posted by Patrick Hopkins - Wolfeboro, NH - By spirit   November 22, 2014

Your obituary makes me sad that I never met this man or had the pleasure of knowing him. He sounds amazingly loving and wonderful.
-Ashley, seen on WCVB, Boston MA

Posted by Ashley Young    November 22, 2014

Candle

I could only laugh at how awesome he was with his easy going personality. I wish everybody enjoyed life as much as Charlie did. may he always know how much he is loved. R.I.P. Charlie!!

Posted by Kimberly Scott - Candia, NH   November 22, 2014

Charlie sounds amazing and someone I would have been friends with. My condolences to all of you who were blessed to have known him. You will see him again and I too may get that chance to meet with him one day as well. He was loved, no doubt.

Posted by Donna Parker - Keene, NH - Viewed on WMUR Channel 9   November 22, 2014

Such a glowing tribute...May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Angela Peterson - Hudson, MA - Saw on channel 5 internet...   November 22, 2014

Heaven gained someone very special the day God called you back. Your no longer suffering, and you can finally be at peace. Your spirit will forever live within the hearts of those who love you. We'll miss you forever, and love you always. <3>

Posted by Shannon Ouellette - New Fairfield, CT   November 22, 2014

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Charles Wheeler, truly a native son of New Hampshire.

In memory of Charlie, this Christmas I'll put on my best flannel shirt and make some "spotted paint." (I'm sure Charlie would get this one!Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk)

Posted by S C - Rochester, NH   November 22, 2014

Wow, I did not know Charlie but from the sounds of his Obit I would have liked him alot. Had Charlie and I been friends he would have been considered a dear friend, loyalty is the number one virtue of friendship. To Charlie's family my condolences and to Charlie; I hope to meet you in heaven one day.

Posted by Ira Migdal - CONTOOCOOK, NH   November 22, 2014

Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family from mine - the obit. was beautifully written, and any one of us can only hope our loved ones do the same for us some day. <3>

Posted by Mary Olson - Weare, NH   November 22, 2014

RIP, sounds like you were a great guy. Anyone who knew you will miss you a lot. Loved the Obituary, thanks for sharing.

Posted by MaryAlice - Boston, MA   November 22, 2014

Sorry for your loss. I am retired in NC now, but grew up in Thornton Gore and know we-own-it and the Wheelers well. Jack Bradley

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2014

He was obviously a loved and cherished person, and will be rembered. That is all any of us can ask! God bless you!

Posted by Jessica Perrault - Rockland, MA - just passing through   November 22, 2014

I saw the story on the net. How nice. He seemed like a nice guy extrondinaire. I know he had a loving family and probably had a ton of friends. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Tom Palin - Peabody, MA - Not   November 22, 2014

Worked with Charlie years ago servicing cell tower sites. He called me out of the blue a few months ago. Great guy, I think it was Friday that was always chinese food day, wherever we were Charlie would find a chinese restaurant and we would go. Always talked about prime rib on Saturday and shrimp scampi on Sunday or was it the other way around? I use the scampi recipe to this day. Good guy sorry he's gone.

Posted by Peter Watton - Milford, NH   November 22, 2014

Oh Annie, watching the news this morning saw the segment on Charlie. Was so sorry to hear he has moved on. I'm sure he has them laughing in heaven. We love you both and you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by Robyn and Michael Lindh - Epsom, NH   November 22, 2014

sorry for your loss and mine that i never got to meet Charles

Posted by David Lescatre - manchester, NH   November 22, 2014

What a great family Charlie had…it looks like you all hit the jackpot! My thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Posted by Lauren Carpenter    November 22, 2014

I wrote the same sort of obituary for my late husband just because I knew he would love it. I have made a donation to your animal shelter. May Charlie RIP knowing how much his family loved him.

Posted by P. D. Borgmann - Dennis, MA - kismet   November 22, 2014

What an amazing life he seemed to have led. You really get a sense of who he was and just how loved he was.. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into his life. Prayers for his friends and family.

Posted by Sue L - Worcester, MA - not related   November 22, 2014

Annie, my heart, soul, and prayers are with you and your family at this time.....you are an amazing family!

Posted by Patti M - Brentwood, NH   November 22, 2014

I also read about Charlie on facebook and followed a link here. I laughed, cried and then laughed some more. What a wonderful way to remember someone! I didn't know Charlie but he sounds like an awesome guy who lived life to it's fullest! If only everyone could be remembered this way.

Posted by Malissa Dye - Killeen, TX - Friend   November 22, 2014

Just heard Charlies obituary on WMUR, and I just wanted to let you know it really made me chuckle..he sounds like he was one heck of a guy who must have brought you many years of laughter. I admire your choice of words for him and I'm sure HE had the last laugh when he heard it ;-) I wish your family peace during this holiday season, I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of Charlie to keep the laughter going...

Posted by Cookie Klahre - Goffstown, NH   November 22, 2014

Annie, Evan, Meredith,
We remember Charlie very well as we used to exchange drop offs between Michael and Evan for sports and fun times at the Villa and each other's homes. Wonderful tribute to him! Our hearts go out to you.

Posted by Corinne and Tom Szopa - Portsmouth, NH   November 22, 2014

Annie - thinking of you. What a wonderful tribute to Charlie.

Posted by Jay and Helga Bouchard - Dunbarton, NH - Former co-workers   November 22, 2014

Very sweet. I'm sure he was a great man with a great family

Posted by David Scott - MA   November 22, 2014

I read about Charlie on Facebook, then followed the link to here, and read his obituary. I laughed, and I cried, but mostly, I loved what he represents: Live life to the fullest. I am very sorry for your loss, and I thank you for sharing Charlie and his life with us.

Posted by Patricia Langley - Gilbertville, MA - No relation   November 22, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved reading about what sounded like a wonderful sense of self and family. I am sad that I live in the same town and did not ever know him or your family. I hope the memories keep you smiling and laughing as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Cindy Boisvert - Weare, NH   November 22, 2014

I just read about Charike after seeing his story on channel 9, May he rest in peace and I wish I knew him. My deepest sympathies and thank you for the laughs.

Posted by Mary Jo Chandonnet - Hampstead, NH - Wish I knew him.   November 22, 2014

Candle

I didn't know Charlie, nor his family, but read his obit and wanted to say in life there are very few people that are truly missed by the folks that knew them, even fewer by folks that didn't...but he was and will be. RIP Charlie and may peace and prayers be with his family and friends.

Posted by Mrs. David Skelton - Bow, NH - not   November 22, 2014

Although I didn't know "Charlie" reading this wonderful story of his life, I sure wish I had known him.

Posted by Faith Stevens - Loudon, NH - N/A   November 22, 2014

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While I am not a friend, neighbor, or acquaintance of Charlie, I found his obituary to be a light-hearted commemoration of the kind of man Charlie must have been. It was refreshing to read an obituary that truly reflected the spirit of a person that will obviously be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you all....

Posted by LInda Parsons - NH   November 22, 2014

Sorry for you loss . He sounds like he was a stand up guy everyone loved to be around. I hope you find peace in your hearts and laughter in your memories .

Posted by Ashley Wassman - Mansfield, MA   November 21, 2014

I read Mr. Wheelers obituary in a news story, what a funny, endearing tribute to him! So very sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was well loved by his family and that he loved you all very well. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Sheri Scarborough - Jacksonville, FL   November 21, 2014

Dear Wheeler Family,
I read about Charles Wheeler on the Internet. I didn't know him, but I wish I did. He sounds like an awesome guy. You wrote such a beautiful obituary. It made me giggle but also feel very sad for your loss. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Julie Baratta

Posted by Julie Baratta - Everett, MA   November 21, 2014

Candle

So sorry for your loss...I saw your story on wmur...sounds like you have lost an amazing person..again sorry for your loss

Posted by - manchester, NH   November 21, 2014

A nice obituary to celebrate a husband and father's life. Well done. May your happy memories of him help you in the days and months ahead.

Posted by Sherry Wyskiel - Hollis, NH   November 21, 2014

Annie, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Mary (Gilman) Cenatiempo - Manchester, NH   November 21, 2014

Grew up a house apart. Back in the days of woods, dogs,bicycles, kids without a care, and then the call home for supper. So sorry for your loss

Posted by Robyn Henry - Manchester, NH   November 21, 2014

charlie was the best man I have ever none we had a lot of good times good by my friend .

Posted by Danny powell - gilford nh, NH   November 21, 2014

Dear Annie and family .... we are so saddened by Charlie's passing. I really liked Charlie -- what a nice man and great sense of humor. I recall having a blast with him at one of the beach parties -- he had me crying as he played the best damn air-guitar I ever say to some Led Zep or Journey song that was on ... we laughed till it hurt.. it hurts again.

love mark, teresa and the girls. xo

Posted by mark gionet    November 21, 2014

My deepest condolences to all. I only had the privilege of meeting Charlie a couple of times but he and his brother Jon , whom I concider a brother, kept me in stitches with laughter. I'm sure he will be deeply missed.

Posted by John Burke - Cottonwood Heights, UT   November 21, 2014

Anne and family,

I'm sorry for your loss. He was a great guy, I'm sure, from what I read in the paper.

I'd not even known, save the wonderful obit in the paper, that was pointed out to me, and also talked about on the radio, I'm told.

Though I haven't seen you since high school, I'm sure you picked a winner. He was one hell of a guy for sure.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

May it comfort you to know that he is watching down on all of you with a smile, until you meet again up above. Take care, and God bless.

Posted by Jack Murphy - Manchester, NH   November 20, 2014

Dear Annie, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. It's been a long time but his amazing smile comes quickly to mind. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Marc & Pat Rivard - Candia, NH   November 20, 2014

Evan and Family ~ So sorry to hear this sad news :( MY thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this most difficult time. Becky Stamp ( Luk )

Posted by Becky Stamp - Weare, NH   November 20, 2014

I first met Charlie as he worked on the HVAC at work, then when I started to work in our Manchester location I found out that he was Jon's brother and Jonathan's Uncle...he was much loved and I knew him as a gentle soul. Condolences to the family including Jon & Jonathan

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2014

Candle

Sorry Charlie.

Posted by - Contoocook, NH   November 20, 2014

I knew Charlie from high school, a good person and an excellent sense of humor. My thoughts go out his family.

Posted by Stan Felong - New Bern, NC   November 20, 2014

A very beautifully and thoughtfully written memorial of him. It made me smile to read the memories you will all have of him for a lifetime. My thoughts are with your whole family.

Posted by Emily Holleran - Weare, NH   November 20, 2014

I didn't know Charles but after his Obit, I wish I had. He sounds like a fun loving, full of life, all around great person. I loved his obit and who ever wrote it, has his spirit in him/her apparently because it was the best obit I've ever read and I"m sure he's looking down on you with a huge smile on his face.
Sorry for your loss. It sounds like the earth has lost a great person.

Posted by Theresa Carbone - Manchester, NH   November 20, 2014

Annie,
I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. I know it has been years but still think about those days on the soccer field with Meredith and Martha. I hope all of the wonderful memories help you and your family during this time.

Posted by Lynda Fiala - Weare, NH   November 20, 2014

Annie

I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts today.

Posted by Lisa Milne    November 20, 2014

The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born. And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one. So, when we die, it will be that we have been transformed from the caterpillar of earth to the butterfly of the universe. May Heaven's gardens be filled with Tomato's & Butterflies.

Posted by Elizabeth Proce - North Palm Beach, FL   November 20, 2014

Annie I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. My heart and prayers go out to you and your children. I have fond memories of the two of you at our wedding and will always remember how he could bring a smile to our faces. Love you.

Posted by Lynn Marquis - Appleton, WI   November 20, 2014

Posted by Elaine white - dublin, NH   November 20, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Sounds like you were surrounded by much love and laughter and great memories. We are sure Charlie will be very missed. Thank you for thinking of all the animals looking for homes by asking for donations in lieu of flowers.
Jessica Patterson
Friends of Manchester Animal Shelter

Posted by Jessica Patterson. - Manchester, NH   November 20, 2014

Rest in peace Charlie. You will obviously be missed.

Posted by Anonymous - Milford, NH   November 20, 2014

Charlie will be missed he was a great guy in college my thoughts and prayers are with his family

Posted by paul martin - manchester, NH   November 20, 2014

I didn't get the pleasure of knowing Charlie, but he sounds like a truly loving family man that lived life to the fullest. May his family find some comfort knowing how much they were loved by this man.

Posted by Denise Wilder - Allenstown, NH   November 20, 2014

What a wonderful tribute well written to the guy who was one in a million. Charlie was a funny guy growing up I was just thinking about him the other may he rest in peace.

Posted by Rita Beliveau [ Leriche ] - Salem, NH   November 19, 2014

Candle

Charlie is and will be sorely missed. We will keep alive memories of his witty jokes, animated impressions, light-hearted deportment, and humble disposition. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are closest to him Annie, Meredith, Evan, Jon. As Charlie put it one evening while belting out some karaoke on Wells Beach, life is a highway it certainly is, and our time in it passes much too quickly. Nevertheless, as we continue to ride it, we will forever remember Charlie for the man he was and the love that he has for his family.

Posted by Jesse & Nicole Ouellette - Arlington, VA - Friend   November 19, 2014

Candle

Our Dear Sweet Annie...Dad and I are in shock with the news of Charlie's passing...we have You, your Children and Family in our Thoughts and Prayers..we Love you

Posted by Mom and Dad Yanny - Contoocook, NH   November 19, 2014

I never met Charlie but wish I did. He sounds like an amazing fun loving person. How lucky he was to have a wife that could bring to life his true personality. May you find peace in the days to come.

Posted by kim lowell - manchester, NH   November 19, 2014

ANNIE SO SORRY I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR...JONATHAN CALLED ME WOW..MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU AND PRAYERS.

Posted by A friend   November 19, 2014

Charlie,
Condolences to Annie and the Kids... Charlie you will be in my heart always...And missed by all who knew you...

Posted by Jeff & Elaine Burnap - Auburn, NH   November 19, 2014

I was lucky enough to have know Charlie many years ago and fortunate enough to have been able to visit "Weownit" My dad also bought Uncle Soups old Jag back in the day. We have many great memories of Charlie and his family. It sounds like Charlie was very loved and cherished by his family and for that they will be forever blessed. Ride on my old friend.. You were one of a kind!

Posted by KAB & Shelley - NH   November 19, 2014

Charlie is and will be sorely missed. We will keep alive memories of his witty jokes, animated impressions, light-hearted deportment, and humble disposition. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are closest to him – Annie, Meredith, Evan, Jon. As Charlie put it one evening while belting out some karaoke on Wells Beach, “life is a highway” – it certainly is, and our time in it passes much too quickly. Nevertheless, as we continue to ride it, we will forever remember Charlie for the man he was and the love that he has for his family.

Posted by Jesse & Nicole Ouellette - Arlington, VA   November 19, 2014

Beautifully said. My heart goes out to you and the family. Much Love...

Posted by Denise Grant - Manchester, NH   November 19, 2014

Charlie will always be remembered and dearly missed for his warm smile, quick laugh and sincere friendship. He was a kind and generous man. We will miss his warmth and kindness. May God bless him and keep him and always Protect his family and the ones he loved.

Posted by mark ouellette - new fairfield, CT   November 19, 2014

Condolences to friends and family of Charlie. BRAVO to the person who wrote this obituary. Sounds like he was one-of-a-kind.

Posted by Mary Normandin - Merrimack, NH   November 19, 2014