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Charles Master, Jr.

February 27, 1923 July 13, 2009
Charles Master, Jr.
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Obituary for Charles Master, Jr.

Charles Master, Jr., a twenty year resident of Brighton, died at his home surrounded by his family on Monday evening, July 13,2009 at the age of 86.

Born in Detroit on February 27, 1923 he was the son of Charles and Anna (Toth) Master, Sr., who were members of the large Hungarian community within the city. Charles attended Washington Elementary and graduated from the old Commerce High School in Detroit where he played baseball and basketball.

Chuck enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served his country during World War II as a Supply Sergeant in the South Pacific. In 1946, at the end of the war, he returned home and joined the Detroit Fire Department as a Firefighter and retired in 1985 as Deputy Chief, after 39 years of service.

He met and fell in love with Elsie Hale and the couple married on October 24,1953 at the Hungarian Church in Detroit. They raised their family in Detroit and following retirement, moved to Brighton, Michigan. Charles was a Past Commander and Life Member of the American Legion Rosedale Park Post #390 and a Life Member of the VFW Detroit Police and Fire Post #1278. He served as President of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Association, served as a board member of the Detroit Police and Fire Pension System and was a Director on the Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union Board. In a lifetime marked by honorable service and leadership to his nation and his community, always at the center were his faith and his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 55 years, Elsie; by their loving daughters and son, Cynthia (Michael) Thomas, Laura (Gary) Speier, and Steven (Stephanie) Master, and by grandchildren, Christopher and Shannon Thomas, Joshua and Scott Keegan, Madeline and Samuel Master; his brother Michael (Lorraine) Master. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, fellow firefighters, veterans and dear friends who join with his family in mourning the death of a good man and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

Funeral Service from Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 2101 S Hacker Rd., Brighton, Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11 AM. The Reverend Mark D. Milatz will officiate. Friends may visit Friday 2-9 PM at Lynch & Sons, 600 East Main St., Brighton. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School and St. Joseph Mercy Woodland Cancer Center. For further information please call 810-229-2905.

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