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Charles Prahl, Jr

Charles Geoffery Prahl, Jr. of Cambridge, MD passed away peacefully July 10, 2014 at UMSMC at Dorchester after an extended sickness. “Chuck” was born to Mary and Charles Prahl on January 2, 1954 in Baltimore, MD.
Chuck grew up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, which became a driving force throughout his life both personally and professionally. If he was not taking photos of the Bay and the people and wildlife that live from it, he was often fishing its waters or camping along its shores with family.
Although a childhood accident left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair, Chuck continued his life with a gusto that belied his condition. He was well known for his excellent outdoor photography; his pictures are widely displayed and often printed in various regional outdoor publications.
Chuck was also a weather buff and enjoyed tracking and discussing all weather phenomena, especially tornados and hurricanes. In recent years, he ran a popular Internet-based talk show and developed a network of friends and fans across the country.
By his design, very few people knew of the incredible fortitude and determination that was often required for him to perform everyday tasks. Nonetheless, he lived an active and full life—always willing to try something new—and was always ready with a wonderful smile and wry sense of humor. He set a great example of how to live and was a source of inspiration for many in his life.
He married twice and had two fine children: Charles Geoffery III and Justin Patrick. Chuck was a beloved husband, a proud father, an adored brother and a cherished son. He had an unfathomable love for his wife, Judy, sons, four sisters: Patricia Brady, sister (husband Richard); Carol Donnelly, sister; Monica Otto, sister; and Ashlie Thorsteinsson (husband Jens) and his Mom and Dad; all of whom survive him.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
A mass will be held at St Mary Refuge of Sinners Parish, Glasgow St, Cambridge, MD on Monday, July 14th at 1 p.m. with Father Bruce Byrolly officiating. The family will receive visitors in the hour prior to the mass at the church.
Following the service, friends and family are invited to a gathering nearby.
To share memories and send online condolences please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ,Monday, July 14, 2014
St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church
1515 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613

Memorial Service

1:00 p.m. ,Monday, July 14, 2014
St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church
1515 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD 21613

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Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time.

Gary, Barb and the Staff of Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home Jul 19 2014 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry that you are no longer with us Chuck. I've always wanted to see and talk to you but I never knew where you were. I will always remember the times we had at Tyler Heights Elementary school. We were kids having a good time then. I'm so sorry for the loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the family.

Jeffrey Bast Jul 18 2014 12:00 AM

Just from knowing you Chuck I know your father was a caring and delightful person. He was very accomplished and a man of eclectic interests. Although, his passing away is part of a natural cycle which all of us will also experience, just remember the great moments you spent with him and be sure to continue making your father proud. I know you are strong and will continue to be a pillar of support for your family. If I can be of any support, please do let me know. Sincerely, Saad

Saad Amjed Jul 15 2014 12:00 AM

I loved listening to his radio show. I will think of him every Sunday night. God bless him and his family.

Pamela Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

Judy,so sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts for you and the whole family. Hugs, Monica

Monica Carter Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

Games Posted: July 14, 2014 | Last Revised: July 14, 2014 We used to play computer games. Most of them were some kind of racing game. We would compete to see who could get high score. He usually ended up with the best score. At one point we were ranked top ten in the world. It was hard to stop doing the racing but there were too many cheaters. They would tweak the software. We once figured out how to do that to a game and decided it took all the fun out of it. Later we played shuffle board. He was very good at shuffle board. We played every Thursday at bills house. He always played to win. He never made excuses. He would just say this is not my night when he played poorly. I admit to not playing my best in the beginning. But I had to bring out my best to do well in the last few years. I will never forget a skying game we played. He found a line that took a whole second of time of clock. When I saw how he did it I knew it was exactly how skiers did that for real. I think he wanted to know how real competition was and we achieved that. I had competed in both the virtual world and real world. He will always be the champion of virtual world.

Life Story Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

May the Four Winds Blow You Safely Home.. RIP, We will live the Adventure for You!!!

Mike L Jul 13 2014 12:00 AM

Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Prahl family, remember Chuck well from back in the 60's in Bay Ridge.

Susan (Sharkey) Swope Jul 13 2014 12:00 AM

Judy my heart goes out to you. I know what it is like to lose a husband that is your life. I just lost a son also but you will, with your attitude, make it thru. Remember, there are those wonderful memories to get you thru anything. God Bless

Lori Ostmeyer Jul 13 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry, Judy, my friend for your loss and for all the family. My sincerest condolences to all. May peace and love be with you.

Margie Dickey Jul 13 2014 12:00 AM

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