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Obituary of Charles Jaschob

Charles (Charlie) Jaschob died in Santa Rosa, Calif., June 12, 2014.

Charlie was born in New York City where he attended public schools prior to entering the army during World War II.

His platoon was stationed in Saipan where he assisted in the building of an aircraft landing strip. After the war, he attended Pratt Institute of Art and Columbia University in New York where he received his teaching credential.

In 1959, he took a position teaching art and design at Greenport High School on the North Fork of Long Island. He was involved in the North Fork Community Theatre and raised three children with his wife, Joan.

In 1967, he had the opportunity to be promoted to a professorship at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif., where he developed a Fine Arts program featuring Crafts and 3-Dimentional design.

When funding was cut for the Crafts Program, Charlie pioneered a computer graphics and digital 3-D art and design curriculum, popular until his retirement.

While teaching at Foothill, he was also very active in the theater department, acting in many plays. He also pursued his interests in his own art studio, designing and producing an original line of wooden clock sculptures which were exhibited and sold in Bay Area galleries.

Upon retirement, Charlie relocated to Lake Wildwood in Penn Valley, Calif. Now single, he filled his time performing in various plays put on by Lake Wildwood Little Theatre Group He became president of the Lake Wildwood Art Club where he was active giving lectures and exhibiting more of his “clock sculptures.”

Besides art, Charlie had many hobbies including, furniture making, photography, computer graphics, model trains, traveling and writing.

Before his death, he completed and published a book of memoirs about growing up in New York during the 20s called “The Soda Water Kid,”

He is survived by his three children, Jennifer, Jonathan and Victoria; three grandchildren, Zack, Sarah and Liam; and five great grandchildren.

This charismatic and talented man will be deeply missed by friends and family.

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