From a contemporary press report:
Charles T. “Terry” Chase, 55, a retired Army Colonel who was a logistics analyst at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, died November 17, 2001, at his home in Springfield, Virginia. He had a brain tumor.
Colonel Chase served in logistics assignments in the Army for 26 years. His postings included Vietnam, Korea and Germany. He retired in 1994 from the Security Assistance Command in Alexandria and then went to work in this area for Battelle.
He was an elder and Sunday school teacher at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Springfield and a teacher at Burke Community Church.
His marriage to Jayne Clarke ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Marianne Chase of Springfield; two children from his first marriage, Deryk Chase of Hudson, Wis., and Shelly Strickland of Los Angeles; his mother, Lynn Katz, and stepfather, Irwin Katz, both of North Fort
Myers, Fla.; a sister; and two grandsons.
CHASE, CHARLES T. “Terry”
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Logistics Analyst
On Saturday, November 17, 2001. Beloved husband of Marianne Chase; father of Deryk Chase and Shelly Strickland. Also survived by his parents, Irwin and Lynn Katz; his sister, Lynne Chase and his two grandsons. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Pkwy., in West Springfield. A reception will follow the service. On Friday, December 14, 2001, a graveside service with Military Honors will be conducted at the Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at 3 p.m. Please assemble at the Administraion Building at 2:30 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 or to the Burke Community Church, “Toward Jerusalem Fund”, 9900 Old Keene Mill Rd., Burke, VA 22015.
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