From a contemporary press report:
On Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, retired United States Navy Commander Charles J. Zadd of Vienna, Virginia, died in his sleep after a one-year battle with cancer.
He was born October 25, 1930 in New York City. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1955, and also received his MBA from Pepperdine University while serving in the Navy. His service on various ships and submarines culminated in his command of the USS Tusk in 1969. He retired from the Navy as commander in 1977 and, afterward, worked in the private sector in Northern Virginia with Tracore and DDL, working with the Trident Missile Program, retiring in 1990.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years, Nora Sheila; his three loving children, Sheila Hartig and her husband, Louis, of Centreville, Patrick Zadd and his wife, Jamie, of Norfolk, and Laurie Zadd of Maryland; and his two wonderful grandchildren,
Meredith and Charlie Zadd of Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian burial will celebrate his life at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer Base, Arlington, Va. Immediately following the Mass, he will be honored with a full military burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, his grandchildren, Meredith and Charlie, have requested that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501.
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