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Modlin, Charles Arthur, known to all as Chuck, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 29th at the age of 92. Chuck was born February 17, 1921 in Gardena, CA the only child of Charles and Maddie. He began his life-long association with the Sea Scouts at the age of 15. In August of 1939 he enlisted in the US Navy. He served during WWII on the USS Davis and was a participant in the Normandy invasion in June, 1944.

After the war, he again became involved with the Sea Scouts; an association lasting over 50 years, until his death. He was the skipper of the Sea Scout Ship 73, the Volunteer. Chuck made a huge impact in the lives of so many young men, guiding them to become admirable young men.

Chuck met the love of his life, Ruth, in 1970. They married in 1971 and had 42 wonderful years together. They traveled the world and enjoyed many great adventures.

Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth; Ruth's two children, John (Barbara) and Barbara (Mike); 5 grandchildren, Bryan, Jeff, Matt, Christine and Kendra; 7 great grandchildren; and nieces, Gina (Benjamin) and Angela (Tom).

Service will be at 11:00 on Saturday February 8th at the Long Beach Sea Base, 5975 Appian Way, Long Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Boy Scouts of America.

Published in Orange County Register on Feb. 6, 2014