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Charles Calvin Stanton, 75, of Virginia Beach, Va., loving husband of Pamela Stanton, passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, due to complications from a rare bone marrow disorder.

Charlie was born June 12, 1941, in Hanford, Calif.. He lived in California, Dallas, Denver, Oregon and Massachusetts before settling in Virginia Beach in 1982.

Charles Calvin Stanton
    Charles Calvin Stanton

His five-decade career in the telecommunications industry allowed him to travel the world, but what he valued most was the opportunity to make connections with people. For 40 years, he also passionately devoted his time to spiritual studies, from religious insights and alternative healing to seeking the divine nature of mankind.

In addition to his wife, Charlie is survived by three children, Briane Stanton and Angela Sidman of Sacramento, Calif., and Julie Stanton of Chicago, Ill.; a grandson, Jacob Sidman; and two granddaughters, Patricia Carpenter and Nancy Stanton, both of California; and a host of friends and loved ones whom he considered family.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a cause close to Charlie’s heart, the Alzheimer’s Association (

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