Charles Byron Bruce Benjamin
August 4, 1924 - October 16, 2009
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 10/24, 11:00 am

Benjamin, Charles B. Jacksonville, FL Formerly of Appleton Charles Benjamin, age 85, retired broadcaster, died on October 16th, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Benjamin was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, August 4th, 1924. He graduated from Appleton High School and attended the University of Wisconsin briefly before going into military service. He received a BA degree…

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Mark Knoller left a message on October 26, 2009:
As a young radio newsman starting out at WNEW in the 1970s, it was a great privilege to work with such a consummate professional as Bruce Charles. He was a great radio anchor, writer and storyteller with a on-air presence all his own. He was the gold standard and an inspiration to a young and aspiring reporter like me.
Edward Brown left a message on October 24, 2009:
Amid the noise and flying coattails of the WNEW newsroom on any typical day, Bruce was a solid, silent presence, managing always to filter out the tumult, prepare his copy, beat the clock and deliver the news flawlessly with Elmer Davis mid-western calm. He was very much a gentle man on and off the air. We who worked with him are fortunate to have known him as a colleague and to have called him friend.
Anne Glover left a message on October 24, 2009:
Dear Mary, My deepest condolences to you and your sisters and brother. May your Dad's love sustain you and his memory keep you strong through this sad time. Your friend, Anne
Mary Newman left a message on October 24, 2009:
Uncle Chuck was a loving husband and a devoted father (you could see it in his eyes) and this is a rare and beautiful thing. I will miss his voice and his gentle manner but I am sure Aunt Betty was waiting and there was great rejoicing at his arrival.My condolences and I send my love to you and your family.
Renee & Ralph Herr left a message on October 23, 2009:
I wish I could be with my cousins on this day. I'll miss Uncle Chuck very much. My love to all of you.
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mike forrest left a message on October 22, 2009:
Even though our paths crossed briefly,I have fond memories. Mike Forrest (WNEW Alum)
Warren Schroeger left a message on October 22, 2009:
Sorry to learn of his passing. My connection is through daughter Judith in our high school years; and I subsequently spent most of four decades in the radio business myself. Despite the many years, I still recall the authoritative voice of "Bruce Charles, WNEW news."
Al Wasser left a message on October 22, 2009:
I worked with Bruce for many years at both WHK and WNEW. He was always cheerful, a true professional and, most important, one of the most gracious gentlemen I have ever known. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Al Wasser
Bob Gibson left a message on October 22, 2009:
As a long-time NY broadcaster who also retired to Florida, I'm very sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. We had worked together in the newsroom for a few years in the 70s and then again in the 80s & always enjoyed each other's company and each other's spins on various stories. Bruce was, to be sure, a wonderful guy and a first-rate storyteller, which no doubt accounted for his longevity at WHK & later at the Big W in New York. RIP Bruce....
Nat Asch left a message on October 22, 2009:
How good was Bruce Charles as a broadcaster? He was good enough to work in the world's greatest radio station's newsroom, WNEW in N.Y. He was also a generous, giving human being..a good man. It was not a small thing to be. Rest in Peace, Bruce.
Alan Walden left a message on October 22, 2009:
I first met Charley (Or Bruce) as a competitor in Cleveland where he was news director of WHK and I was at WERE. We met again, working together at WNEW in New York. Charley was a real professional and I throughly enjoyed our time together. More important, he was a fine man and shall be missed by all who knew him. "Hail and fare thee well, Charley. Our numbers are shrinking."
Mike Eisgrau left a message on October 22, 2009:
10-22-09 Dear Mary and family, Please allow me to send my sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of your beloved dad. I worked with him at WNEW for 20 years---from 1967 until his retirement in 1987. I have never worked with a man who was more of a pro---and a gentleman. His positive impact on me will remain always. Mike Eisgrau Englewood, Florida (Sarasota)(34223) [email protected] 941-460-9464 (H/Off-Fla.)
David Forbes left a message on October 21, 2009:
It was a privilege to have met Bruce Charles/Mr. Charles Benjamin as a man and proud father of my long time friend Judith and her wonderful siblings. He was a stand up guy and as a protypical member of the "greatest generation" I mourn his passing, celebrate his life, and extend my love to his family.
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