HOLMES BEACH, Florida – Charles Chakoumakos passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Windsor of Bradenton Assisted Living on July 21, 2014.
Charles was a resident of Holmes Beach, Florida for 26 years, after having retired from the University of Maine at Farmington, where he taught chemistry for 22 years. Prior to that, Charles taught high school at Gould Academy in Bethel, and high school in Goshen, New York.
Charles served in the U.S. Army during World War II during the “Battle of the Bulge” in Bastogne, Belgium. Charles was educated at Bates College (B.S., 1948) and the University of Wisconsin – Madison (M.S., 1977).
Charles published several highly cited research papers on the toxic effects of pollutants on rainbow trout based on research, which he conducted over several summers at Montana State University in Bozeman. Charles also conducted numerous studies of the local water quality around Farmington, Maine and authored with his students many reports on this subject.
In retirement on AMI, Charles was an avid sailor, and sailed solo around Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, and even the Bahamas in a 26-foot boat. Charles enjoyed gardening, photography, fishing, and outdoor adventures.
Charles is survived by his wife Mary Alice of 66 years, four children: Scott, Bryan, Alison, and Andrew; six grandchildren: Sara, Segue, Rowan, Madison, Egan, and Sofia, and two great grandchildren: Lyla and Otis.
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