Charles Bischoff (Charlie)
Departed on May 16, 2021, in Melbourne Beach, Florida
Charles Bischoff (Charlie) of Melbourne Beach, Florida, died suddenly at his home, aged 75. Born in 1945 to Myrtle (Danckert) and Lewis Bischoff, he grew up in four New England towns – Lebanon NH, Danbury CN, Quincy MA, and Bristol RI.
After graduation he started studying at URI, but decided to enlist in the Army. Trained at Fort Benning GA, he joined the 14th Transportation Batallion which was sent to Viet Nam. His unit was on active duty there from 1965-66, receiving awards and citations for service. His Army days were treasured throughout his life. Following an honorable discharge, Charlie returned to college and received a BA in Journalism from URI. He worked as a reporter for newspapers in RI. He then started working for the Federal Government and became an agent in various departments over the next 30 years (including Immigration, Customs, and Agriculture) working in New York City and living in Twin Lights, New Jersey. Taking the advice of friends to swap northeastern winters for the warmth of Florida, he retired.
Charlie is survived by two sisters (Annaliese Bischoff and Joan Coles) a nephew (Oliver Marston) and nieces (Jennifer Coles and Anna Heneback) as well as many cousins, an aunt and uncle.
A Christian Burial Service will be held for friends at his local parish – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Melbourne Beach, Florida on June 8th at 11 am (no flowers, please).
Later this year, a service will be held in Rhode Island for memorial and urn burial in Exeter to be followed with a Celebration of Life.