Obituaries: Ronald Charles Agnew

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday September 13, 2023
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Ronald Charles Agnew
Ronald Charles Agnew

May 3, 1943 — April 4, 2023

There's a good-humored smile and hello missing from our lives. A phone call just to make sure we are OK. Our friend Charles passed away April 4 in San Francisco.

Ronald Charles Agnew was born May 3, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Henry Agnew and Rosanna Logan Agnew, the fourth of eight children. During his youth, Charles worked at the Central Market. He graduated from Glenville High School in Cleveland in 1963.

He joined the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam. The San Francisco VA Hospital provided excellent care in recent years.

Part of his work history involved the federal courts in San Francisco and for Jim Lucas Associates during his time in New York City in the 1980s. Charles treasured memories of the everyday mix of people, bodegas, and Manhattan street life.

One aspect of his life involved the Grand Ducal Council, where he was known as Charlemagne. A memorial celebration was held at Aunt Charlie's bar in April.

Survivors include siblings Rosann Marbly and Robert of Euclid, Ohio; Richard of Lakewood, Ohio; and Charles of Chicago.

Special thanks to friends Michael Lonergan and Lynn Chen (with him at the end).

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