Charles George Binder, longtime Moorestown resident, died Feb. 1, 2002, at the Masonic Home of New Jersey after a long illness.

He was born Feb. 6, 1920, to Marie H. and Charles F. Binder, in Philadelphia at home. He was raised in Cranford, N.J. As a Marine engineer, Chuck served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married his best friend's sister and fellow veteran, Evelyn E. Simmons. She died May 24, 1997. They moved to Moorestown, N.J. in February of 1951 where they raised their three children. Chuck and Evelyn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 8, 1997.

Chuck was employed by Williard, Inc. as a project manager and HVAC engineer for 40 years and later consulted with his favorite client, The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Active as a sea scout as a young man, Chuck continued his love of scouting as the Cubmaster of Pack 44, a Burlington County District scout commissioner and advisor to the Explorer Post 44. He was awarded the "Silver Beaus" for years of service at Boy Scouts Camp Lenape in Medford, N.J. In addition, he was involved with many father-daughter events at Camp Kettle Run.

Chuck was an avid gardener and loved to share his bountiful harvest. He was also part owner of Sky Valley Lodge in Steamboat Springs.

He is survived by his son, Charles Thomas of Moorestown, N.J.; two daughters, Jan Marie Lomas and husband, Michael, of Steamboat Springs and Robin Eve Marcino and husband, Joseph, of Winthrop, Conn.; three grandchildren, Michael Alexander, Janessa Elizabeth Lomas and Joseph Charles Marcino.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles' name can be sent to Boy Scouts of America.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Feb. 6, 2002, at the Lewis Funeral Home in Moorestown, N.J. The funeral home Masonic service was at 8 p.m. Interment was at Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson, N.J.


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