Charles Norman Rhoads

April 3, 1947 - August 26, 2007
Charles Norman Rhoads

Charles Norman “Chooch” Rhoads, 60 of the Waterford Community, Leland died Sunday, August 26, 2007 at his home with his family at his side.

Born April 3, 1947 in York, PA, he was the son of the late Norman and Maxine Weaver Rhoads. He graduated from Williamsport Technical School in Williamsport, PA. He was a life member and volunteer of the Eagle Hose & Chemical Company #7, the volunteer Fireman’s Relief Association and the Yankee Athletic Association all of York, PA.He was also a Life member of the Penn State Alumni Association. At the time of his illness he was employed with Granite Services with General Electric at the Castle Hayne Division.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Kaye Rhoads; son Sean Newcomer of Leland, NC; daughters Kelly Rhoads of York, PA and Jennifer Rhoads of Wilmington, NC; brothers Michael Rhoads of Madison, WI and John Rhoads of York, PA; sisters Dorothy Brenner, Ethel Cunningham, and Phyllis Jane Williams all of York, PA.

Family and friends will gather at the Waterford Community Center between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 PM Sunday, September 9, 2007 to celebrate the life of “Chooch”.

Memorials maybe directed to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in lieu of flowers, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28406
910-791-9099.


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  • August 28, 2007
    Jude Clark says:
    My deepest condolences on the loss of Chooch. It was my pleasure to first make his acquaintance in 1982. I always enjoyed his unique perspective on life, as well as his undying passion for the Nittany Lions. The World and the Nuclear Industry are a better place for him having been in them.

  • September 04, 2007
    Sam Stilwell says:
    Kaye, One of the small joys in Trailer 14, besides sitting across from you, was Chooch's humorous outlook on life when he visited. Always brought a small bit of light to the darkness. It will be missed. Sam

  • September 05, 2007
    Roberta Swain says:
    Kaye, When I first came to work at GE in Wilmington you made me feel welcome and soon introduced me to your husband Charlie. Everytime I saw either one of you in the trailers(s) or hallways there was always a smile and if time permitted conversation and laughs. It was always amazing through out this last year how strong he was. In reading the memories of others who have known him for many years, his sense of humor, easy going nature, and the obvious love between you two kept him active and alert until his body could no longer support him. My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family.

  • August 29, 2007
    Cathy and Rob Cox says:
    Dear Sean and LeAnn, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. May wonderful memories of your dad comfort you in your time of sorrow. Your friends, Cathy and Rob

  • August 29, 2007
    John Comer says:
    I will always remember Chooch and his warm heart. He will be missed and I have faith he is now in a much better place. Be comforted with this promise from our Lord and Savior.