Charles A. Styler
It is with heavy heart that we announce 81 year old Charles Albert Styler lost his long, long battle with cancer, on April 13. He was born to Albert Jensen Styler and Claire Keen Styler.
He served 4 years in the United States Navy as a radio operator, and was aboard the first United States Navy ship, the USS Maury, to enter the Black Sea since the Yalta Conference. He was an active member of the Combined Veterans Organization and a long time member of the North Sea Community Association, Inc.
Some occupations Charlie had in his lifetime included: ticket agent for Swiss Air, customer engineer for IBM, cabinetmaker, bartender, ship-to-shore radio operator for ITT, ham radio operator , master carpenter, and videographer /editor for Public Access TV for Cablevision at Riverhead. The occupation he loved the most was being a television videographer for the Village and Town of Southampton. Encouraged and assisted by the former Southampton Village Mayor, Joseph P Romanoski, Jr., the two of them started the local television station for governmental and educational programing which is now known as SeaTV. Both felt everyone should have first hand access to governmental meetings and local events, so Charlie gathered, constructed and developed what was necessary to broadcast them to his community via television.
Among the many community events he filmed were: the children’s play at the Southampton Fresh Air Home, Christmas with Santa at the Southampton Cultural Center or the Hampton Bays Fire Department or the North Sea Fire Department, the Boy Scouts of American’s Eagle Scout Awards, Our Lady of the Hamptons children’s plays, High School plays in Westhampton, the Rising Stars series at Southampton’s Cultural Center, the Southampton Village Fourth of July Parade, the Committee on Veterans Affairs Memorial Day and Veterans Day events, The Children’s School plays, the Veterans Flag Ceremony at the Hampton Bays Elementary School, Graduation Exercises for Southampton High School, Riverhead High School, Pierson High School and Mattituck High School., the Kiwanis Police Awards, the Southampton Village Fire Department Muster, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parades in Hampton Bays and Westhampton, Martin Luther King Breakfast at the Rogers Memorial Library, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, and Southampton College lectures – just to name a few. Many of these events were filmed free of charge - some even at his own expense. He was a member of the Southampton School District's Board of Education, an active member of the Combined Veterans Organization and a long time member of the North Sea Community Association, Inc.
He was predeceased by his parents and by his 5 year old son, Richard. He is survived by his wife of 58 years , Virginia , his four surviving children Lisa Milby, Katherine (Brian) Styler Feldman, Michael (Gina) Styler, John (Raquel) Styler, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Many thanks to the Hospice Nurses and Aide who assisted us. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton, NY. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Interment will follow on Thursday morning with full US Navy Military honors at Southampton Cemetery.
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