BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS '50 CLASSMATE

IN MEMORIAM

CHARLES EDWARD BANGE

CHARLES EDWARD BANGE, BHS CLASS '50....

Charles Edward Bange graduated from Bramwell High School in 1950. He went on to become a funeral director and served in the 1970s as vice mayor of Leesburg, VA and as president of the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association

Charles was born on March 8, 1932 and died on May 2, 2000 of lung cancer at the NOVA Alexandria Hospital. He was living in Lake Ridge VA.

Charles Bange servered in the US Marine Core and is buried in the Quantico National Cemetery Triangle, Prince William County, Virginia.

Grave Location: Bange, Charles Edward, b. 03/08/1932, d. 05/02/2000, US Marine Corps, SGT, Res: Woodbridge, VA, Plot: 17 0 1002, bur. 05/05/2000

Charles E. Bange Funeral Director Charles E. Bange, 68, a retired funeral director who served in the 1970s as vice mayor of Leesburg and president of the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association, died of lung cancer May 2 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He lived in Lake Ridge. Mr. Bange worked for Ives Pearson Funeral Home early in his career and operated Muse, Reed & Bange Funeral Home in Leesburg in the 1970s.

He retired in August after 18 years with Everly Wheatley Funeral Home and worked briefly for Miller Funeral Home in Woodbridge. He was born in Marion, Va., and raised in Brammel, W.Va. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and then graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming.

He was a director of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and a member of Lake Ridge Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

His first marriage to Georgia Bange ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife, Shelby D. Bange of Lake Ridge; five stepchildren, L. Dayton Black Jr. and Dana Lynn, both of Lake Ridge, David Black and Dara Black, both of Centreville, and Danielle Hartman of Montclair, Va.; three sisters, Hazel Belcher of Manassas, Carol Baldwin of Princeton, W.Va., and Joan Buchanan of Bluefield, W.Va.; a brother, Roger Bange of Centreville.

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.”

- Laurence Binyon

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