Charles William Backmann, 66, passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
Originally residing in Colonia, N.J., he relocated to Port Charlotte, Fla., five years ago.
Charles retired as a teacher and a supervisor from Rahway Junior High School and Rahway High School, after 32 years. He enjoyed teaching social studies and economics, and especially the Peer Leadership program. He was involved with Mock Trial, the Model United Nations and Junior Achievement.
While living in Florida, he was a child advocate with the Guardian ad Litem program, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and recording secretary for the Azalea Neighborhood Watch.
He will be greatly missed by many, but especially his wife of 42 years, Beverly Backmann; and his children, 34-year-old Charles C. Backmann and 31-year-old Jeanette E. (Dominick, also 31) Liberty.
Services will at 6 p.m. (boarding at 5:45 p.m.), returning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, aboard the King Fisher Fleet Island Star, leaving from Punta Gorda, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food bank.