Charles E Laws
- February 4, 1936 - March 18, 2011
- Moline, Illinois
of Charles' Passing
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Memories & Candles
Linda and I wnat to express our deepest sympathies.
We will always remember and hold dear our memories of Chuck.
I can see him smiling with that twinkle in his eye and his wonderful laughter and chuckle. May God bless him and keep him.
Posted by: Dan Reynolds & Linda Reynolds - Phoenix , AZ - Friend and neighbor Mar 26, 2011
I am so sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. I have fond memories of Chuck and you, especially the wonderful Christmas celebrations you shared with his group of designers, alumni relations, public relations and the foundations.
You and Chuck were gracious and generous to all of us - most especially that you opened your home to us as friends, not simply Chuck's "team."
He worked hard and expected us to support and deliver. A good leader, from whom I learned much. And his smile brightened the room.
Rosemary Winters Coplan
BHC Foundations, 1990-1993
Posted by: Rosemary Coplan - IL - BHC Foundations Mar 26, 2011
When you came to my house to do silk painting, you told me of the wonderful experiences you and your husband had in Australia. I'm sure that was true of your entire life together. You are a very special lady and my respect, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by: Jean Johnson - Davenport, IA - Friend of Carol Mar 25, 2011
I am deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Charles Laws passing. I will always recall with great fondness the 14 years that I worked with Chuck and the gang at Black Hawk College. It was one of the most productive and happy times of my career. I will always appreciate his professional support of all the work I accomplished there and will cherish his friendship. And now, I am sorry that our careers had taken us to other parts
Posted by: Lupe Reyes, Jr. - Corpus Christi, TX - Former BHC Employee & Friend Mar 25, 2011
Carol and family, I lost tract of high school friends when I left Moline but have wonderful memories of Chuck from high school. I am so glad we were able to connect in AZ in 2005. It was a fun few days. I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted by: Pat Quilty Keller - Seattle, WA - High school classmate Mar 25, 2011
Carol: Chuck was one of my favorite people - always approached any assignment with a smile and an enthusiastic response to the challenges set before him. He contributed greatly to the many successes which caused Black Hawk College to be acknowledged as a leader among both state and national community colleges. He was both loved and respected by those who worked with him - both colleagues and students. I deeply regret that I was not able to stay in touch
Posted by: Alban E. Reid - The Sea Ranch, CA - Colleague and Friend Mar 22, 2011
Mr. Laws was my teacher during my Junior year of High School at Moline. I had a terrible school girl crush and I was the only one who knew it. Several years later I was hired at Augustana College and I ran into Mr. Laws in the hallway and told him who I was and that while in in class several years ago, I had a crush on him. He flashed a big beautiful smile at me and said, "Well
Posted by: Linda Coleman Fletcher - Colona, IL - Student Mar 22, 2011
We all knew this was coming,as it is for all of us. However, we are never really prepared. Chuck was a sweet man, a kind man, a gentle man. He was also a very strong man which I found out when he took me by the arm and headed for the door which led to the outside of the facility where he was staying, and of course he wasn't supposed to go out! The door had a numerical lock on
Posted by: Sally Sohner - friend of many,many years Mar 22, 2011
Sorry for your loss
Chuck was great Guy.
With deepest. Sympathy
Posted by: Bill Pearson - MOLINE, IL - BHC Faculty Mar 21, 2011
Carol and Family,
I was truly saddened to read of Chuck's passing. In working closely with him for many years, I was always very impressed with his extraordinarily strong loyalty and dedication to Black Hawk College. He taught me a lot, particularly about the nuances of the community, its leaders, and its politics. I shall always remember his strong voice and authoritative, yet pleasant and smiling, appearance.
You can perhaps take some comfort in the fact that he was a positive influence, both directly and indirectly, on the lives of many students, faculty, and colleagues.
Posted by: Herb Lyon - Las Cruces, NM - Colleague Mar 21, 2011