Remembering Charles Leonard Negley
  • Born on August 6, 1932 .
  • Passed away on July 11, 2018 .

Dear All:  This website has been created to celebrate and remember our beloved Charles Negley, who passed away July 11, 2018, just one month before his 86th birthday.  A biography is included on the "life" tab and pictures and video are on the "gallery"  tab - be sure to check out the video!

We welcome friends and family to add to this website through tributes, photos, and stories.  We have recently purchased a niche for Dad's ashes at the San Francisco Columbarium and are planning a San Francisco Memorial in May 2019.  If you would like to attend, please contact Brian or Jeanne Negley.
Thank you for helping us celebrate Charle's life.  If you have any problems adding content to this site, please contact us.  And again, please have a look at the video, as it's a great run through the life of Charles!

Best wishes,

The Negley Family

Posted by Mary Grogan on 30th October 2018
I worked with Charlie for a number of years. He made work fun. Charlie was a gentleman from another time that encompassed elegance, grace and wit. He is missed.
Posted by Jeanne Negley on 12th October 2018
It is three months since I lost my dad. Today, I posted today my favorite picture of him that I keep at my desk at work. I miss him and think of him all the time. Thank you to everyone that has helped me and my family.
Posted by Richard Cloud on 5th September 2018
Posting for Kathy Wall. She says that she will think fondly of Uncle Charlie. "He was always so kind and gracious. Both Uncle Charlie and Aunt Maryanna always opened their doors to me when I was younger. He was serious, but could crack a joke also! Uncle Charlie, I will miss you always!!! You are in my heart!"
Posted by Sandy Otto on 14th August 2018
I loved takin g Charlie to the Music and seeing him light up and really smile he so enjoyed the Singing Sparrow and rock music I missed taking for cake and icecream Peace Sandy Otto
Posted by Virginia Choy on 6th August 2018
I'm so sorry to hear the news. Your dad has been such a loyal client for so many years. I will miss hearing his cheerful voice. Your tribute to him is so touching! You did a great job. I'm thinking of him on his special day, today, and wish him and all his family the very best.
Posted by Dan Kelly on 6th August 2018
Charlie and I worked together for a number of years on the Lloyds fireworks program. We traveled to Fargo, Mason City and London together. He was a great mentor, a wonderful guy and a true gentleman. He brought joy to the practice of law and enjoyed every minute of it. He also set a great example of how to remain intellectually curious, constantly learning new things and sharing them with others. He will be missed. RIP Charlie.
Posted by Pamela Powers on 6th August 2018
Charlie and I saw each other for 5 years in the late 90’s. He was warm, generous and kind. He opened his world to me, attending the symphony, opera and musicals. I last saw him in 2013 I think; we met for lunch in SF and caught up. I really thought we’d be each other’s second spouse, but that was not meant to be. He’ll always have a special place in my heart.
Posted by Brian Wilkin on 6th August 2018
So sorry to receive this news I spent many hours with Charlie at the Firework conventions that he and I visited throughout the U.S.A. It was always my pleasure to invite him to lunch, and see the expression on his face, when he found out I had booked the Hard Rock café!! again, knowing his love for classical music. he was a special friend. We always joked about "never destroy a generous impulse" and Friendship cannot flower in an empty glass". Charlie you never left me with an empty glass. R.I.P my friend
Posted by Karen Falato on 5th August 2018
Bbq's, get-to-gethers, snow trips, plays in the family room- Charlie was cheering the kids on! I will be celebrating him tomorrow!
Posted by Christine Avalos on 4th August 2018
I will think of him on Monday too. Blue Candle.
Posted by Brian Negley on 4th August 2018
Dad came so close to making it to what would have been his 86th birthday, which is this coming Monday. I'll be thinking of him and toasting him on that day!
Posted by Christine Avalos on 3rd August 2018
Uncle Charlie was a GREAT dancer and I remember him as an intellectual and, at the same time a ton of FUN. RIP Uncle Charlie, Godspeed.
Posted by Jeanne Negley on 3rd August 2018
August 6 is Dad's birthday, and I plan to take the day off, have some pizza Margheirita and a glass of Sangiovese (a favorite meal) to remember him.

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