As football captain, Chuck was an outstanding tight end (a great receiver and punishing blocker) on Glen Rock’s undefeated 1960 football team. He was chosen to first team All-League and All Suburban (Ridgewood News) in both his junior and senior seasons. Chuck was the leader of the 1960 football team and was mainly responsible for establishing Glen Rock’s winning tradition.
As wrestling captain, Chuck is considered one of the best wrestlers in the history of Glen Rock High School. He won the District II wresting championship at 158 pounds, placed first in the Bergen County Christmas Tourney and won the Region I wresting championship. Chuck also went on to place 4th in the New Jersey State Wrestling Championships. Chuck scored the most points (72) in his senior season and recorded the most pins. In dual meets he was undefeated (12-0) and had zero points scored against him. Chuck was chosen to first team on the All-League team and the All Bergen County team.
Chuck went on to Wittenberg University where he received a BA in Education. He taught 4th grade in Xenia, Ohio and then was drafted into the United States Air Force. Chuck was a highly decorated airman in the Vietnam War. He received the Silver Star, an Air Force Commendation Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
In 1970, he received the Wittenberg University Alumni Association award “for exceptional accomplishments in Vietnam.” After serving heroically in the Air Force, Chuck went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education from Springfield College in 1970. Chuck taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades for 30 years in Wilbraham Massachusetts where he received the “Golden Apple Award” for excellence in education (presented by WGGB TV). Chuck retired in 2002 and now lives in New Hampshire with His beautiful wife, Marilyn (a 1964 Glen Rock High graduate). They have three children and four grandchildren.