Charles R. Standifer of Landenberg

Charles R. Standifer, 85, of Landenberg, died Thursday, March 25, at his residence. He was the husband and partner for 33 years of Julie A. Madonna. His first wife of 30 years, Emily Lorena Flannery Standifer, died in 1988.

Charles R. Standifer

Born in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of the late Edward Standifer and the late Kitty Goins Standifer.

He was a maintenance man at Hewlett-Packard/Agilent in Wilmington, retiring in 1996 with over 25 years of service

Charles was a member of the Hockessin VFW and the Kennett Square American Legion.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, cooking at the Agilent parties, playing cards, going to the beach, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sharon Robison and her husband Norman of Wilmington; one stepson, Dean Madonna of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Nancy Freeman o Dryden, Va.; one granddaughter, Heather Franklin and her husband William and one grandson Shawn Robison, and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Harold Standifer, Buster Standifer, Earl Standifer, and Raymond Standifer, and one sister, Bulah Orick.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. His funeral service will follow at 1. His burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avondale Fire Company, Ambulance Division, 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311

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