Charles E. Stoneham ’49

Charles Ernest Stoneham, of Paxton, MA, was born in 1930 in Salem, MA, and died on October 1, 2022 at age 92.
After attending Williston Northampton School, Charles went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Williams College and furthered his career with advanced courses in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Charles had a long career as an Engineer at Sprague Electric Company at the plant that has now become MassMOCA in North Adams, MA, as well as at Concord, NH and Worcester, MA facilities. He was involved in semiconductor research that led to advancements helping to further space travel and electronics.
Charles met the love of his life, Inge Kolterer, at their workplace in North Adams where she was a lab technician. He married Inge in 1958, and recently referred to their 64 years together as the best thing that happened to him in his life. He was close to his family and had regular long conversations with each of his children, including the night before he passed.
Charles leaves his wife Inge, three children, Charles, Susan and Christa, and their spouses, Cathy, Eduardo, and Jerry, as well as four grandchildren, Jessica, Gregory, Carlos, and Malcolm, and Jessica’s husband Steve. Charles was predeceased by his parents, sister, two nieces, as well as many colleagues and friends.
A memorial service honoring his life will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 22, at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Burial will follow at Mooreland Cemetery in Paxton.

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