Charles Madeira III

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 13, 2008

Charles Calvin Madeira III, 80, of Pine Lake Drive, Elizabeth City, died November 6, 2008.
He was born in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., the son of the late Charles Calvin Jr. and Naomi B. Shomper Madeira. He was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Madeira, and a young sister, Laura Madeira.
Charles was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
He served as Commander in Chief of the Great Lakes Naval Base in Great Lakes, Illinois. His family is very proud of his service to his country, the United States of America.
After serving his country and retiring as a Commander from the United States Navy, Charles enjoyed being active in his local VFW, the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060.
Charles is survived by four daughters, Karen Wilcox of Charlottesville, Va., Joyce Madeira Stidham of Ahoskie, Cindy Terese of Edmond, OK, and Debbie Armstrong of Edmond, OK.; four sons, Charles Calvin Madeira IV of Chicago, IL., Fredric Madeira of Elizabeth City, Brian Madeira of Topeka, KS., and Douglas Madeira of Ozawkie, KS.; a sister, Audrey Marschka of Lancaster, PA.; 25 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a first wife, Betty Marie Madeira of Portsmouth, Va.; and a loving companion, Ms. Frances Seymour of Elizabeth City.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.