Charles German, 76


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Charles German died on Feb. 28, 2023. He was the beloved husband of his high school sweetheart Anne Iris (Chorney) German for 52 years. Born in Kiel, Germany, he was a son of Holocaust survivors, the late Sam and Bella (Kroter) German, and son-in-law of the late Maurice and Bernice Chorney and a strong, steady shoulder for Maurice’s surviving wife, Suzy. Having grown up and lived in Providence, he spent the past 40 years residing between Narragansett and Golden Beach, Florida. Charlie was a US Army veteran. He was a graduate of Bryant University and member of its Chi Gamma Iota (XGI) fraternity.

For four decades, he was the owner of Cut Price Pools, Maple Corner Development and Patriots season tickets. A longtime Freemason, Narragansett Lion and member of The Aurora Civic Association and The Golden Beach Security Committee, there was not a single day he didn’t run into a friend or make one. He enthusiastically collected cars, motorcycles, seaside naps, inside jokes and wild stories from traveling the globe far and wide.

Well known for his charismatic smile and unmatched wit, his signature mustache, his ability to fix anything and his love of a perfect bagel-and-lox spread, he’s equally celebrated for his loyal friendship and fierce, legendary devotion to his family: best friend and superlative dad to Brooke German, of Manhattan, New York, and Miami Beach, Florida; cherished big brother of the late George German and his surviving wife, Kathy; and iconic uncle, proud mentor and jokester to Josh and Sarah German, Allison Goldmann and Michael Beerman, and Andrew Lowenthal.

Contributions may be made to The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 220 East 42nd St. #400, New York, NY 10017 or to Bryant University Hillel, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

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