Charles Withers Martindale


Charles W Martindale, passed away after a long illness on July 08, 2018. Born in Boston, Mass on April 6th, 1930, he is preceded in death by his parents Hannah W Martindale and James D Martindale. While growing up he loved sports and played ice hockey in high school. He studied math and engineering at Harvard University and later Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Upon completion of his studies in 1953 the Army drafted him. Fortunately, the Korean Armistice was signed before he finished basic training. The Army deployed Charles stateside to a base in Southern California. While there he fell in love with the Golden State and lived in the Los Angeles area for over sixty years. Living in California he spent most of his working life as an aviation engineer with Rockwell, Inc. Through this employment he had the opportunity to work on many varied high profile projects that included the Apollo moon landing, and designing military aircraft.
A life long bachelor Charles leaves behind his sister Alice (Martindale) Parcell of Gilbert, AZ and brother James D Martindale Jr of Boston, Mass -- along with many adoring nephews and nieces.
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Alice (Marty) Parcell
Aug 04, 2019
Miss you brother.
Happy we shared your last few months together in Arizona.