Charles Henry Lupsha

April 7, 1925 - December 29, 2016
Charles Henry Lupsha

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Charles Henry Lupsha, 91, of Williamsburg, peacefully passed away on December 29, 2016.  He was born in Jamaica, NY on April 7, 1925, the second son of Frank and Sylvia Lupsha.  A member of the Greatest Generation, he grew up in Rockville Center, NY during the Great Depression and graduated from Southside High School in 1942.  He served honorably in the European and Pacific theaters as a radioman aboard landing craft in the European theater on D-Day, then to the Pacific theater until the war ended.  After the war, he attended Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State, where he met Cherry Joan Turner.  They wed in 1949, his senior year of college.  Charlie graduated with a degree in Agriculture and began working with a division of Chevron selling agricultural chemicals, a job that took him and his family to Missouri, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Iowa, and Maryland.  Their thirteen corporate moves were just a part of family life.  This included three moves to San Francisco national headquarters, where he rose through the corporate ranks to retire as National Sales Manager for the Agricultural Chemicals Division of Chevron Corp.  His road warrior work kept him away from home frequently, but when at home, he happily enjoyed family life with his wife and five sons.  He also enjoyed tennis and golf.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Jo; his five sons:  Charles (Terry) of Aurora, IL, Gregory (Linda) of Chesterfield, VA, Mathew (Chizuru) of Ramsey, NJ, David (Mary) of Lexington, VA, and Douglas (Tina) of Boise, ID; and 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild with 2 on the way.

A funeral mass will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23188.  Reception will follow at the Ford’s Colony Country Club.  In lieu flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. Olaf Building Fund.  Online condolences may be shared at


Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 PM

St. Olaf Catholic Church - Directions
104 Norge Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188


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  • January 05, 2017
    Ted Turner says:
    Thoughts and prayers to the Lupsha family. Many fond memories of the times in California and Oklahoma.

  • January 05, 2017
    Linda Logerwell says:
    Many happy memories of Charlie and "his" Jo as we grew to know them here in Ford's Colony. He was such an inspiration to all of us as he continued to golf, swim every day and stay exceptionally active. He will be missed but leaves behind many great memories.

  • January 05, 2017
    Lynda Lyons says:
    Your husband and father was a true gentleman. You all should be very proud. He will be truly missed at our office. RIP Mr. Lupsha. (A nurse at one of his doctors offices.)

  • January 07, 2017
    Philip Johnson and Margaret McMillen says:
    We have fond memories of the times we spent at the dinners at Ford's Colony. Phil very much enjoyed being with Charlie in the Thursday lunch group at FCCC. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy to Jo and the rest of Charlie's family.

  • January 07, 2017
    Kenny McBride says:
    A great dad! as a friend of Matt and Dave I was always happy to see him when he happened to be home as he expressed interest in his sons' friends. I just loved his stories on his music and college life