Charles "Chuck" Reader Giauque
A memorial service for Charles “Chuck” Reader Giauque (1918 – 2011) will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at The Village Chapel, in Pinehurst. Dr. Ashley Smith will officiate at the service, assisted by the Rev. Walter G. Edmonds, pastor of Damascus United Methodist Church, in Damascus, Md., and son-in law to Chuck Giauque.
A reception will follow in Chapel Hall, where family members will greet their guests, before assembling to disperse his ashes in the Tufts Memorial Garden with those of his late wife.
Mr. Giauque enjoyed an independent life at Willow Valley Retirement Community, in Lancaster, Pa.
He was born in China to U.S. citizens; his father was a professor at Shanghai University. He later lived in Athens, Ohio, Concord, Mass., and Chicago.
Mr. Giauque left his studies at George Williams College in 1941 to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1942-43 he piloted “The Eagle’s Wrath” on missions with the 8th Air Force (91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron) over Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He returned to active duty for the Korean War, departing as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He enjoyed a successful career in sales and personnel development with the du Pont Company, beginning in 1946 in Pittsburgh. He finished his career in the Asia Pacific region from 1978-1984. He and his wife retired to Pinehurst and lived on Donald Ross Drive for 16 years.
He set up an all-volunteer fix-it shop at FirstHealth of the Carolinas to complete simple repairs on wheelchairs and other devices.
He had a beautiful, natural voice and loved singing for his friends when he and Anna Mary entertained in their home.
They both loved being members of The Village Chapel. He was president of the Men of the Chapel, and his wife worked diligently at the Bargain Box.
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Anna Mary Heyne Giauque, in 2000; and his brother, Henry J. Giauque.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. David (Anne) Cowburn, of West Grove, Pa., and Mrs. Walter (Peggy) Edmonds, of Monrovia, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Dawson (Jeanette) Wootton, Mrs. Robert (Anne) Moore, and Mrs. William (Sue) Wellband; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to The Village Chapel, P.O. Box 1060, Pinehurst, NC 28370.