Charles R.C. Steers, Jr., 89, of Rye, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, June 22 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Peggy Hamilton Steers of Rye; his three sons, Charles R.C. Steers III, Robert Hamilton Steers (Lauren Smith), and William Macy Steers (Nancy Wilkinson), all of whom live in Rye. Charlie is also survived by his thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Charlie was born on September 17, 1926 in New York City and grew up in Byram, CT. He was educated at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, and was a member of the class of 1950 at Yale University. Charlie served proudly in the United States Army in the Pacific from 1944-1946 and in Europe during the Korean War from 1950-1951. After 30 years of service, Mr. Steers retired in 1978 as a Vice President at Russell, Burdsall & Ward and finished his career at Travel Anywhere in the commercial travel industry.
Charlie had an extensive history in public service having served as Trustee, Treasurer and Chairman of the Executive Committee at United Hospital in Port Chester, NY. In addition, he served for many years as Vice Chairman of the Westchester Classic golf tournament. He was a long time member and former President of the Apawamis Club, the American Yacht Club, the Onteora Club, and the United States Seniors Golf Association.
Charlie also enjoyed spending time with his extended family and many friends in Rye and at their home in Onteora Park, NY.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, 910 Boston Post Rd., in Rye, NY at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canterbury School Endowment in New Milford, CT 06776.
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