Charles John Scheid III, of Glastonbury passed away Monday afternoon at the age of 60, after a long battle with disease (CIDP). He was in his yard overlooking the Connecticut River, commemorating his late father’s 97th birthday with their long shared hobby of LIONEL TRAINS.
Growing up in Forest Hills, NY - he was the cherished younger brother of Mary-Lou and Sharon, and beloved son of Marye and Dr. Charles Scheid Jr.. He loved his siblings and parents, thinking of them and his childhood often. Both an expectational academic and athlete - he attended Xavier High School in Manhattan, and later attended Boston College on a full swimming scholarship. He went on to compete in the 1976 Olympic trials, and completed 13 Marathons. After finishing college with a degree in applied mathematics, he went on to live, work and travel to various places across the country.
He would work for several companies, including — DIGITAL and AVAYA, for over 25 years. He was described by his many friends and co-workers as hard-working, honest and loyal. While working in Massachusetts, he met and fell in love with his wife of 24 years, Joanne McCormack. They eventually settled in Middletown, Connecticut. They would go on to have two sons, Charles IV and Brian Scheid - who they raised in East Hampton, CT for over 20 years. One of Charles’ past times was spectating his sons’s sports games, and traveling with them and his wife. An animal lover — Charles raised, cared for, and supported seven dogs along with many rabbits and family pets over the span of 3 decades.
A true family man, Charles valued both his direct and extended family more than life itself. He deeply loved his sisters, their husbands and their children (his nieces and nephews - the Duncombe’s and Flynn’s), along with their later children and families. At the time of his death, he had over a dozen photos of his cherished great-nieces and nephews on his refrigerator.
A role model to many, with a true heart of gold, Charles selflessly provided for years for his sons and wife - even when faced with crippling medical conditions brought on by his disease. He helped other people more than he would ever help himself.
His son Brian (Cambridge, MA) would like to thank him for giving him life-lasting advice, and teaching him to always put his best foot forward. His former wife Joanne (Dennis, MA) would like to thank him for taking the great risks and journey of life with her. His son Charles (Stamford, CT) would like to thank him for showing him throughout the course of his life what it means to live and die like a man. He is survived by them, his beloved Great Pyrenees - Tessy (Cambridge, CT), and his best friend and sister, Mary-Lou (Celebration, FL).