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Charles Edward Atwell

March 26, 1946 - March 6, 2020

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***Due to the State of Emergency declared by the State of North Carolina in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Atwell family is opting to postpone the funeral service. The family will be scheduling the service for a later date. Please check here often for an update.***

Charles Edward Atwell, Jr, 73, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. Charlie was born on March 26, 1946 in Annapolis, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edward Atwell Sr and Dorothy Walker Atwell.

Charlie spent four years in the Air Force working as a dental hygienist. He retired from IBM where he had worked in administrative and facility management positions. With the early onset of cardiovascular disease, Charlie found few resources for support so he started his own cardiac support groups both in Maryland and in Raleigh that are still in operation today. He became a leader in Mended Hearts for the Washington D.C. chapter. He helped lead the Cardiac Support Group at the Duke Center for Living for a number of years prior to his death. Charlie had the unique ability to make everyone feel special because he genuinely cared about them.

Besides his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Gary Atwell, and his granddaughter, Heather Yvonne Atwell. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Joan Atwell, of Raleigh, North Carolina, children: Robyn Denise Tavel of Falling Waters, West Virginia and Celeste Yvonne Atwell of Marbury, Maryland, six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren and siblings: Robert Atwell of Jacksonville, North Carolina, James Atwell of Annapolis, Maryland, and Elaine O’Connor of Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

Charlie’s funeral service will be held at a date and time yet to be determined. It will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. A reception will follow after the service.
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Paula Bahorich
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March 26, 2020
I worked with Charlie at IBM when we were both Facility Managers....he was one of the good guys.

Sincerest sympathy to Nancy and his family.
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Lucinda Hall
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March 18, 2020
Dear Nancy,

Charlie was my supervisor, when I was a Secretary, at IBM, in Bethesda, Maryland. He was a good supervisor and did his job with thoughtful insight. My heartfelt sympathy to you and the family.
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Susan toth
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March 13, 2020
Oh how he loved "the Eagles " musical group back in the day
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Joanne Morin
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March 11, 2020
Mark, I remember hearing this story years back....he loved that concert and enjoyed going with you!
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Craig Berger
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March 11, 2020
Charlie was a good friend through High School and at IBM. We shared a lot of laughs and opinions on life while carpooling to work each day. My deepest sympathies to Nancy and the entire Atwell family.
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Mimi&Kevin
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March 10, 2020
Our deepest sympathy. Sending up prayers for strength and peace love Mimi&Kevin
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Celeste
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March 10, 2020
Awe I’m going to play that now. This is his daughter. Thanks for that story. :heart:
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Mark Robbins
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March 10, 2020
Charles and I went to a Neil Young concert at Walnut Creek now under and different name. I remember Charlie going crazy when his favorite NY song got played (Like a Hurricane) he was something else. great night to remember.
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Helen Mull
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March 8, 2020
My deepest condolences to Nancy and the family. Charlie was great person who could always make you smile. I'll never forget his wonderful laugh and the fun times of high school.
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Robert E Atwell
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March 8, 2020
Charlie was my big Brother. He helped me through life with his wisdom, wit, and all other aspects of life. He will always be my hero. Rest In Peace Big Brother.
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