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Charles “Chuck” Maris Tatum, Jr.

Charles “Chuck” Maris Tatum, Jr.

October 10, 1947 - April 21, 2019     Age: 71

 

Charles (Chuck) Maris Tatum Jr., of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on April 21, 2019.  Chuck was born October 10th, 1947, in Radnor, PA to Charles Maris Tatum, Sr. and Margaret Ogden Tatum (nee Garrett).

Chuck graduated from Westtown School in West Chester, PA in 1965. He earned a bachelors’ degree in Organic Chemistry from Amherst College in 1969 and a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1976.  In 1996, Chuck received an Alumni Fellow Award from the Penn State Eberly College of Science in recognition of his successful career in the chemical industry.  After spending three years as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Middlebury College, Vermont (1976-1979), Chuck began his career in the chemical industry as a Senior Scientist at Rohm & Haas, in Philadelphia, PA.  Chuck finished his distinguished career as Sr. Vice President and CTO of Rohm & Haas.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary M. Tatum; his daughters Rebecca M. Tatum (Dan Ling) and Carrie E. Tatum (Andrew Dunlap); and four grandchildren, Margot Tatum-Ling; and Joseph, M.D. and Tatum Dunlap.  Chuck is also survived by his brother, John G. Tatum and his sister Margaret O. Tatum. 

Chuck will always be remembered by his immediate and large, extended family for his kindness, love, respect, generosity and wisdom which he extended so freely to all.  Chuck was a modest man of many talents who could relate warmly with anyone he met.  He will be dearly remembered and missed by many.            

A private family service will be held in Fernandina Beach, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Charles M. Tatum to the Nassau Humane Society, 639 Airport RD, Fernandina Beach, FL or to the Elwyn Foundation (Wechsler Hall), 111 Elwyn RD, Elwyn, PA 19063.

 

3 Condolences

  • Jeannie Eikenberg Posted April 23, 2019 6:28 am

    Mary, and the Tatum family, there wasn’t a kinder, more generous, down to earth man than Chuck. I’ll always remember his caring towards Mom and Dad and my family as if we were his own. Chuck will be missed dearly every day, and we will cherish all the good memories of our happy times with him. Love, Jeannie and family,

  • Michael and Pauline Murphy Posted April 23, 2019 9:11 pm

    Mary, and the Tatum family, Someone as special as Chuck will never be forgotten. He will be greatly missed, but his warmth, kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. May is memory be eternal.
    Love, Michael and Pauline

  • Eileen Araps Posted April 24, 2019 12:34 pm

    Mary and the Tatum family. Chuck was a very sweet and kind man. Our family has fond memories of his warmth and graciousness towards us whenever the extended family gathered together. Our family will always have fond memories of him. Love, Aunt Bonnie and family

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