Obituary of Charles Rothlisberger
On May 16, 2017, LTC (Ret) Charles James “Chuck” Rothlisberger passed away at age 76. Chuck graduated from ROTC at Oklahoma State University in 1963 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. The Army took Chuck and his family from coast to coast and beyond, including tours in Hawaii and Pakistan. During his service, Chuck served two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters for his outstanding gallantry. He earned a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas which prepared him for participation in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) as well as two sit down negotiations with the Russians in Brussels. After retiring from the Army in 1984, Chuck enjoyed a second career at Computer Sciences Corporation (now DXC Technology). He advanced to become Deputy Director, Army Division (formerly Army Programs) until retirement in 2011. Chuck enjoyed athletic challenges such as running marathons, cycling century rides, mountain biking, and off road Jeeping. He got the travel bug and was able to visit Europe and Australia with his wfe, Judy. He was very interested in his children and grandchildren’s education and was proud that they all pursued college degrees. He was an avid supporter of his grandchildren’s extracurricular activities as well, whether it was a dance recital, a Boy Scout outing, cheering from the sidelines of countless sports games and tournaments, or camping in the mountains. He was the beloved husband of Judy Rothlisberger, devoted father of Carol Wishnow and Lori Cross (Nat), proud son of the late Carl and Barbara Rothlisberger, and dedicated brother of Carla Deutsch (Phill) and Nancy Long (Larry). He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Nicholas, Rebecca (John), Samantha, and Ryan as well as nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at Falcons Landing for a memorial service at 20522 Falcons Landing Circle in Sterling, Virginia on Monday, June 5th at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to National Military Family Association at militaryfamily.org on his behalf. The burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.