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View a eulogy for Charles Joseph Jarvis, USMA '69, who passed away on January 29, 2018.

Charles Joseph Jarvis

West Point, 1969

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Bob Ivany on February 3, 2018:

Dear Charlie,
You have been a role model for many of us for a long time. In your last years when you knew that the odds were against you, you never faltered. "It's in God's hands now," you said with that half smile that you always wore even in the huddle regardless of the score.

You always thought of the team and praised your offensive line even if we missed our blocks and you got clobbered on your run to the goal line.

After graduation, your tailgates at the Navy game were joyous events when we could reconnect with classmates. You provided the food, drink and warmth generously for many years.

You printed Class Directories with our mailing addresses helping us stay connected years before the email became so prevalent. Again, you did it on your own without any help from the rest of us.

From the days at our rockbound Highland home to the parking lots in Philadelphia, you were a calm, caring and steadfast role model. We all wished we could be a little more like you.

Thank you for contributing so much to our wonderful Class of '69. We miss you and know that the good Lord will watch over you and your loved ones.

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