Lieutenant, United States Navy
Published in The Washington Post, December 3, 2000
Charles Sures was a lifelong resident of this
area. Mr. Sures was born in Washington, D. C. and graduated from Central
High School in 1940. He received bachelor of arts, bachelor of laws and
master of laws degrees from George
Mr. Sures was a pianist and an aerobatic pilot. He also held serious interests in philosophy—particularly, Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, to which he subscribed in its entirety—and in philately, computers, tennis, the violin, and the study of mathematics and physics. "In all my life, there is nothing that I have had the opportunity to do and wanted to do that I have not done," he said.
He served 3 1/2 years in World War II and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima as a Lt.(jg) USNR in amphibious landing craft.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ann Sures,
of Bethesda, whom he married in 1965; two sons by a former marriage, Douglas
Delmont of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Brian Delmont of Warwick, Rhode
Island; his brother, Allan, of
Services will be at a funeral home and burial
will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Sures requested that expressions
of sympathy be in the form of a donation to The Ayn Rand Institute, Marina
del Rey, California 90292.