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Charles Prahl, Jr

January 2, 1954 — July 10, 2014

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.



Visitation

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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