Charles Augustus Thatcher, Jr., Ed. D.
December 6, 1945 - November 10, 2011
Charles Augustus Thatcher Jr., Ed. D., 65, of Grantsville, MD, died Thursday, November 10, 2011 at his residence.
Born December 6, 1945, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Lucy (Conn) Thatcher, Pleasant Hills, PA and the late Charles A. Thatcher, Sr. He was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Kear Kilcoyne.
Mr. Thatcher was the Supervisor of School Psychologists for the Allegany Co. Board of Education and was also an Adjunct Professor for West Virginia University. He received his B.S. degree from Ashland College, M.S. degree from California University and his Doctorate from West Virginia University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received the National Defense Service Medal for Sharpshooter and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Thatcher was also a member of the National Association of Certified Hypnotherapists, the American College of Forensic Councilors, National Association of Certified School Psychologists and was the golf coach for Fort Hill from 1995 to 1998.
Along with his mother his is also survived by his wife, Cynthia (Schnatterly) Thatcher; three sons, Charles A. Thatcher, III, Hanover, MD; William Charles Brown Thatcher and Joseph K. Schnatterly, both of Grantsville; three daughters, Cathy Robison, Gettysburg, PA; Susan Alice Thatcher, Grantsville; Cynthia Ann Kilcoyne, Baltimore, MD; a brother, John H. Thatcher, Clairton, PA and two grandchildren, Cypress Schnatterly and Hayden Robert Thatcher.
Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. A graveside service will follow at the Immel Cemetery, Mill Run, PA. Military graveside rites will be accorded by local area veteran's organizations.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
VisitationFriends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
ServicesA graveside service will follow at the Immel Cemetery, Mill Run, PA.
Joe, Andrea and Sarah Howe - email@example.comCindy, William, Susan and family. So sorry for your loss, thinking of you. xxxx
Sue and Jim Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.orgCindy... Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing....Our thoughts are with you and your family.....
Barbara Moffatt & family - email@example.comI am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Thatcher was a wonderful man. I worked with him at George's Creek School for a lot of years. He was a very dedicated professional. I remember how great he was with the boys and girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Always in our hearts! Love, the Moffatt Family
Dean, Cindy, Alex and Gabrielle - firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are so sad to hear of your loss - he accomplished so much and touched so many people's lives - may the many good memories sustain you through this time... Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all...
George D. Brown, Ed. D.Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Dr. Thatcher was an inspiration and a guiding force as a member of my dissertation committee. He encouraged me in every way. He made sure I chose people "who like each other" to be on my committee. He was there to debrief me after a long and challenging prospectus meeting, and he was there to give me his utmost support as I defended my dissertation. All the while, I knew of his illness, but he didn't want it to take away from who he was in any way.
I will forever be grateful to him.
May God bless you today and in all days to come.
George D. Brown
Teacher at Washington Middle School
Thinking about you and praying for Gods grace. I loss my dad in September and Gods undying love for us provides comfort and peace in the time of loss. Draw near to your family and keep him alive in the stories and the memories you have of him.
Laurie FergusonI am so saddened by Chuck's passing. He was certainly a wonderful man with such a great deal of integrity. Although I only had contact with him at the school setting, I can say that he was a truly compassionate man who always took care of people. He had a special way that made other people feel at ease. What a wonderful man! I feel blessed to have known him. I will certainly pray for your family as you go through this difficult time.
debbie brennemanNot sure why it posted Cathy instead of Cindy :) I guess God knew you needed to chuckle. Love and prayers :)
Ellen Walker Scaletta and Rick ScalettaOur deepest sympathy for your loss. We both worked with Chuck in our teaching careers. He was a generous, quiet, caring, and gentle man. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He was continually ready to listen to your problems and rarely willing to talk of his own. He was a dedicated school psychologist and teacher who always helped students. We will miss him greatly.
Terri Crawford FullerCindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a caring person. He will be missed by all who worked with him. He has touched many lives.
Michelle and BlakeOur sincere sympathy to your family as they experience this loss of a loved one. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Michelle, Blake and JoAnn Forno
Mary Eshleman - email@example.comI was very sad to learn that Chuck had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Teacher at Fort Hill
Cindy DowntonDear Cindy and family,
I was visiting my sister in Bucks County when Mike called with the sad news. Chuck was a dear friend and teacher as well as my colleague for many years. I will miss his positive attitude and willingness to help others, especially our students. If your family needs anything, I am only a few streets away. My love and prayers to you and your family.
Merv-- The Casselman InnCynthia and Susan, So Sorry for your loss. Praying God's peace and comfort will support you in this difficult time
Brenda AyersI am so sorry to hear of Dr. Thatcher's passing. He was a wonderful psychologist, and our school system suffers for his passing. My deepest condolences go out to you all. God bless you.
Keith CainMrs. Thatcher,
I'm sorry for your loss. Dr. Thatcher was a kind and courageous man. He fought this illness with tenacity and I can't believe how he could continue to work like he did. I had a lot of respect for Dr. Thatcher and I considered him a friend. God bless you and your family through this difficult time.
Kathy & Bill PattersonCindy, so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such and great person and friend. I enjoyed working with him in Garrett and Allegany Counties. He battled for so long but always remained concerned for others. A great man, his passing is a loss for every staff member and student of Allegany County.
Nancy BurkettI cannot imagine the hole in your family from the loss of Chuck. I worked with him at several schools and considered him one of the most knowledgeable people I know. How much we will miss his intellect and humor! May God bless you all in your sorrow.
Gregory Pike - firstname.lastname@example.orgI was very sorry to learn of Chuck's passing earlier this month. We were fraternity brothers at Ashland in the late 1960's. I have some very fond memories of his smile, love of life and need to alway be there for someone in need. It is sad that we lose connection with some of the truly special people we meet along this journey of life. I know he will be dearly missed by all that loved him as well as his extended family from his Ashland years.
God bless and sincere condolences.