Charles Chester Bagley Jr.
Charles Chester Bagley Jr.

September 20, 1946 - May 28, 2019
Born in Pittsburgh, PA
Resided in Gambrills, MD
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Charles Chester Bagley Jr, 72, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 28, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Chet and Betty Bagley and was predeceased by his sister Barbara Ann Champion. Chuck graduated from Plum High School in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Following high school, he served honorably as a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He retired from service in 1968 as a highly decorated Marine and Purple Heart recipient.
Charles attended the University of Maryland, Pitt University, and Duquesne University, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History and Language Arts Education. He began his 30 year teaching career in King George County, Virginia, and soon followed with a lengthy teaching career at Kenmoor, Francis Scott Key, and Benjamin Tasker Middle Schools in Prince George’s County, Md.
After he began his retirement in 2002 he was able to devote more time to his many passions. Besides being an avid reader, his passions included golfing, traveling, camping, history with an emphasis on the US Civil War, antique cars, gardening, and most importantly his grandchildren. He split his free time between Maryland and Florida and always made time to bend an elbow with friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne “Dee” and his three children: Charles Bagley III, Becky Meister, and Chrissy Bagley; and four grandchildren: Ben Bagley, Amelia Meister, Brice Meister, and Colton Meister; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home on Saturday, June 8th from 2pm until 4pm. After the service, friends and family are welcome to join us at the American Legion Post #7 in a toast. A ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, at dav.org.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Seasons Hospice for their comfort and support.

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Hardesty Funeral Home-Gambrills
851 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD US 21054
June 8, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Hardesty Funeral Home-Gambrills
851 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD US 21054
June 8, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM