Chuck was living proof of how fine a person can be. He was a good boss to the people in his charge, a loving husband to his wife, and a devoted father to his daughter and granddaughters. He was also a good friend to many of us and a great colleague. The character of the life he lived might be summed up in a few words: he was sincere, he was earnest, he was loyal and he will be missed. There’s enough words to describe a great man like Chuck.
Chuck was a good husband to my daughter, Eleanor, and also a great example of a grandfather. He doted on his granddaughters, as they were the light of his life.
I will never forget Chuck. I knew Chuck for at least 45+ years. As a son-in-law, Chuck was dependable as if he had been my own son. I felt that I could call on him whenever I needed anything fixed, repaired or bought. He would also give me his opinion on what was needed to be fixed or repaired. He was always respectful and dependable with me.
I speak for my family that Chuck will never be forgotten. He will always be in our hearts!
I wish I had a funny story to share but I do not. All I can say about Chuck was he was a CLASS ACT and I considered him a friend. He was decent, fair and will truly be missed. RIP Chief.
The world just lost one of a kind! Chuck was the best of the best who had a genuine love for his job, led a stellar team of people, and had the highest expectations for how a building should be run and kept. His work ethic and drive are pretty unmatchable. I am honored to have gotten to work closely with him and his crew for 8 years and also call him a dear friend.
I know he is whistling, hollerin’ (Oh, yeah!), and causing a humorous ruckus looking down on everyone. I am sending a lot of love to his family, his crew, and all other people that Chuck impacted.
Chuck Scroggins my friend & colleague…
I first met Chuck in the mid-80s when I hired him as an engineer at 10960 Wilshire Blvd. When the new First Interstate World Center opened in 1989, Chuck and I went together as the first engineers to be hired. I was hired as the assistant chief engineer and Chuck as the lead engineer.
When I left F.I.W.C, Chuck and I would keep in contact. We occasionally would socialize, have drinks, and he along with his wife Eleanor attended my 40th birthday party.
Years later, Chuck would become the Chief Engineer of F.I.W.C. and hired me as his Assistant Chief Engineer. We occasionally would carpool, have breakfast before work, numerous lunches together, and would attend company functions together, sometimes including our wives. There were times we would ride dirt bikes and camp overnight on weekends. Numerous times after work we would play nine holes of golf with our building account representatives who ever had the present contract with the building.
Racket ball was another one of Chuck’s favorites. He became so proficient in serving the ball, that no one even had a possible chance or returning the ball. Chuck was very knowledgeable, and we both enjoyed troubleshooting and repairing as much as we could in-house whenever possible. When B.O.M.A. and our engineering union instituted a certification program, Chuck passed all five exams on his first attempt! (It took me two attempts).
Chuck and I were very competitive and always got along 99% of the time. I shall miss my friend and he will forever be in my thoughts that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
We’ve had a working relationship for so long that the friendship was first, customer was secondary. On that note, my favorite times with Chuck over the years were golfing with him, Scotty (his brother), and Peter. It always made me laugh when Scotty called him “Chuckles”. Chuck spoke of his wife and family often, it was obvious that they were the priority in his life.
We met Chuck at US Bank tower and followed him to Colburn School as did many of his preferred vendors. One of his many great qualities was loyalty. If you proved yourself to Chuck, you had a friend/customer for the long run. He found good people and as long as they stayed good, he rarely made a change. He was loyal and he inspired loyalty. I truly respected him and enjoyed spending time together on the golf course. I’m proud to have called him my friend and I’ll miss him.
Chuck, a larger than life human being who I will always reflect on as a my friend.
A lasting memory of many I would like to share is having conversations which turned into moments of laughter regardless of the subject matter. Whether in person or over a call a moment of laughter always seemed to find a way into the conversation. Although I will miss those conversations with Chuck I am glad to have had the opportunity to have shared them rather to not have had them at all.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to a one of a kind friend that will forever be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him. God Bless Chuck.
Chuck was a remarkable man. There was nothing he could not do through his position at Colburn. He made these magnificent cabinets for all three dance studios. Nothing was ever too much trouble. I was tell him about a dance piece we were working on and could he make a prop. Done in a few hours. I spent many hours talking and laughing with him. He had a mischievous sense of humor. He was so special. As we say in England “he was the salt of the earth.” Rest easy my friend xox.
I have worked with Chuck for over 25 years. He was not only my customer but more importantly a friend. We used to enjoy a couple of rounds of golf per year together. A funny memory about that was when Chuck first started to play golf, we used to play this game called wolf, the person that is wolf tees off last, he watches each of the other players and has to pick a partner that you finish the hole with. Lowest combined score wins the hole. I was wolf on a hole, Chuck tees off first, he actually had a very good drive, but I didn’t pick him since he had not played that well during the round. Well, he ends up playing the hole great, better than any of us, he and his partner wins the hole, he never let me forget that I didn’t pick him and therefore I lost the hole. 10 years later, every time we played he found an opportunity to mention that, always with a laugh of course. Chuck was loyal to his friends and vendors and in return he always received great service and complete loyalty back. I will miss Chuck and always remember him.
I have many fond memories of the tall, smiling, brilliant Chief Engineer I knew as Chuck. As Director of Operations, I hired Chuck to join the Colburn School team. Truly, one of the best things I did for the School. I’m shocked and deeply saddened for his family as his love for family was obvious and I’m truly sorry.
–Wendy Carr Miller
Chuck was a truly exceptional human being. He was so kind and caring about everything and everyone around him. It was truly a pleasure working with him and I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to his wife and family. Heaven gained another angel…
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