Charles E. Bristow, Jr. (Charlie) (September 02, 1927 - February 28, 2022)

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Charles E. Bristow, Jr. (Charlie)
  • September 02, 1927
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  • February 28, 2022

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Charles E. Bristow Jr. (Charlie) Originally from Elmira, NY and recent resident of Daytona Beach FL. Patriarch of 5 Bristow family generations who loved his family with abundance and devotion. The last of our Great Generation family member(s).

Devoted and Loving husband with bride Marian (pre-deceased) of 65 years, Father of 5 surviving children: John Bristow (Peggy), Jerome Bristow (Dr. Laura Adolfie), James Bristow (Janet), Joanne Vaughn (Brian), Janelle Sowder (Jeffrey), Grandfather of 36 children – Michael Townes (Ginger), Scott Townes (Janine), Mary Meador (Jeff) Jerome Bristow, Jr (Tomoko), Amy Nadder (Vince), Joey Bristow (Melissa), Carrie Wyatt, Angela Merkel (Josh), Jennifer Rice (Dr. Linda Baum), Jennifer Smeal (Jason), Jamison Bristow (Faith), Jonathan Bristow (Beth), Jessica Dinkelacker, Danielle Taylor (Joshua), Dominic Dinkelacker (Sherri Hollandsworth), Elizabeth Beane (Robert), Jeremy Sowder (Amanda), Joshua Sowder (Lauren), Jared Sowder (Kielee Lambers), Jani Sowder

He was also Great Grandfather of 41 children – Amanda Townes, Brandon Townes, Courtney Townes, Delaney Townes, Sam Handler, Matthew Handler, Dennis Townes, Jake Townes, Brandon Meador (Erica), Andrew Bristow, Tyler Bristow, Sophia Nadder, Vince Nadder Jr, Nick Nadder, Brooke Bristow, Samuel Delicate, Sophie Delicate, William Delicate, Hannah Wyatt, Baylie Wyatt, Rhett Wyatt, Jack Merkel, Luke Merkel, Joselyn Smeal, Jackson Smeal, Jensen Campbell Bristow, Dennis Brunner, Tyler Byrd, Kenadi Taylor, Kenley Taylor, Knox Taylor, Levi Aiker, Logan Aiker, Haiden Beane, Harmony Beane, Charlee Sowder, Cayne Sowder, Dean Sowder, Lydia Sowder, Bennett Sowder, and Great Great Grandfather of 2 children – Rosalee Meador, Adelyn Meador

Navy and World War II veteran – lifelong member of over 70 years of Knights of Columbus (4th Degree). Love for all family members first with a passion for all things baseball especially Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays.

A man of faith whose love and vibrancy was felt by so many. May his memory continue to live through us all.

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Veteran services and Internment will be held at Florida National Cemetery Bushnell FL, Friday April 22, 2022 at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers or gifts please offer donations to one of the following of your choosing:

1. The National Veterans Foundation who provides such meaningful services to our veterans:

2. Direct donations to the Emory Bennet VA Nursing Home who provided such comfort and great care for our Father during his stay. Emory L. Bennet VA Nursing home, 1920 Mason Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32117. Contribution / Donation Emory Bennet VA Nursing Home, and include in the Memo line: In remembrance of Charles Bristow


Florida National Cemetery
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Date & Time:
April 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513
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  1. Tony Johnson and Beverley lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:24:03 AM

  2. Maria Worthy says:
    08 Mar 2022

    Sending condolences and prayers in the loss of your father. May the memories of his life and legacy bring comfort during this time.

  3. Jim & Betho Vogelsinger says:
    07 Mar 2022

    There are no words to fill the void and bereavement you and your family are going through with the passing of your Dad, Mr. Charles E. Bristow.

    May his memory bring solace and sustain you as you grieve. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Bristow family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  4. Cliff Smith says:
    07 Mar 2022
    Jerry, our Prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. In the time that I have known you, I realize that you had a real love for your father and it showed.

    You were very kind to me when I experienced difficulty in my life. I appreciated that very much and I hope I can return it.

    May your dad rest in peace,

    Cliff and Geri Smith

  5. Sherri Scott says:
    07 Mar 2022

    Sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family.

  6. Liz Barnaby lit a candle:
    07 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 7, 2022 at 3:41:07 AM

  7. Thomas Thomas says:
    06 Mar 2022
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult times.
    From the short time I have known you I was impressed how much you cared for your father. You will miss him but your Dad is in a better place and will be looking down and silently be with you.
    Take care Buddy.B7

  8. Karen Lepkoske lit a candle:
    05 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 5, 2022 at 3:47:45 PM

  9. Diane Ludwig says:
    05 Mar 2022
    I think of Uncle Chuck as a man and uncle always with a smile and a big hug to greet his loved ones. My brothers as well as my cousins were so fortunate to have loving parents and uncles and aunts to provide so many lasting memories. Of course our Gram and Gramp Hurley, Aunt Marian and Uncle Chuck, my parents Ellen and Frank and Aunt Annie and Uncle Victor. With Uncle Chuck’s passing I am flooded with thoughts of our big wonderful family and this wonderful generation of loved ones who will be missed but always remembered. Their long marriages, deep Catholic faith and love for one another set a standard for all of us. Rest In Peace Uncle Chuck as you are now embraced by your heavenly family. Much love to the Bristow family.

  10. Diane Ludwig lit a candle:
    05 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 5, 2022 at 3:01:56 AM

  11. Lou and Jane Monico says:
    04 Mar 2022
    We feel blessed to have know Charlie. His love of life and love for his family was his pride. Salute to his bravery for serving our country. Rest In Peace.
    God Bless
    Lou and Jane Monico

  12. Cindy Adolfie says:
    04 Mar 2022
    Charlie was always fun ti have around at our family gatherings. He was always engaging in conversation and interested in others lives. He will be missed!
    Cindy Adolfie

  13. John & Janet Pollinger posted an image:
    04 Mar 2022
    Father and Son
    Father and Son

  14. John & Janet Pollinger says:
    04 Mar 2022
    It was a great pleasure meeting and spending time with Charles. He always took time to tell me how very proud he was of his entire family. Good natured, funny with a masterful wit, his gentle but powerful spirit was always evident whenever we were in his company. Janet and I are saddened at his passing yet grateful at the time we were able to spend with him. Proud veteran of his service to our country for which a grateful nation salutes him. Rest in peace Charles until we meet again. God Bless.

  15. Ashley Mikhail lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 4, 2022 at 3:03:46 PM

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    04 Mar 2022
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  18. Allison Hopkins says:
    04 Mar 2022
    Jerry, it was a great privilege to have met your dad on one of his visits to the Crystal City office. It is obvious the apple does not fall far and he will live on through you and all your family. I know your mom has been waiting to be with him and my hope is that brings some peace to your heart.
    My prayers and sincere condolences are with you and your family,

  19. Allison Hopkins lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 4, 2022 at 3:29:05 PM

  20. Michael Cooley lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 4, 2022 at 3:28:37 PM

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    Lit since March 4, 2022 at 3:23:59 PM

  22. George Thomas lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 4, 2022 at 3:16:03 PM

  23. George Thomas says:
    04 Mar 2022
    Jerry and family, sorry to hear of the passing of your families Patriarch. My heart goes out to each of you as well as
    thoughts and prayers. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5

    Cherish his memories!

  24. Jami Bristow says:
    03 Mar 2022
    Gramp Bristow was truly one of a kind. A natural leader and patriarch, he carried the badge of our family name with honor and pride.

    Here are some of my favorite memories and principals that I hold dear.

    Gramp was always sharp-dressed, often in his Sansabelt pants, Hawaiian shirts, Panama hat, and freshly-shined loafers.

    He was blue-collar, hard-working without reservation and unashamed.

    A true gentleman, his devotion and love for grandma was always on display.

    Gramp's love for baseball, golf, and all sports inspired many generations within our family.

    He had a fondness for whiskey and coined a nickname for Jon and I "The Beam Brothers".

    Gramp, we will always love and miss you. Thank you for serving our country and laying the foundation for our family.

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    Charles E. Bristow, Jr.
    Charles E. Bristow, Jr.

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  28. Jim Bristow posted an image:
    03 Mar 2022
    Dad Younger & Older
    Dad Younger & Older

  29. Jim Bristow posted an image:
    03 Mar 2022
    Dad with Bentley
    Dad with Bentley

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    03 Mar 2022
    Dad with Flags
    Dad with Flags

  31. Jack Kubiak says:
    03 Mar 2022
    We were blessed with wonderful uncles on our maternal/Hurley side of the family: Uncle Chuck and Uncle Victor.
    And to my cousins, Uncle Frank, my father. All were valued and are missed.

  32. Janny Rusby Burns says:
    02 Mar 2022
    I will always remember Uncle Chuck smoking cigars, laughing at Gram's house, and his call giving me strength and courage when I needed it most! Worship our Lord Jesus, laugh and dance with our family that has gone before us.

  33. Patricia Balog Hodge says:
    02 Mar 2022
    Rest in peaceful slumber, Uncle Chuck. You and Aunt Marian are reunited in heaven!

  34. Audra Agramonte says:
    02 Mar 2022
    I remember him from TurkeyBowls where he would referee the games and chat with my dad.
    He was a great man.

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