CHARLES R. ("CHARLIE") NEWMAN 1940-2018
On Sunday, January 14th, 2018 we lost our good friend, teacher, technition and employee, Charlie Newman. Charlie passed suddenly leaving us and his many students and friends in shock.
Charlie spent his early life as a performing professional musician and studio player and began working here in 1995. Charlie taught guitar, banjo, ukulele, steel guitar and bass guitar. Also, Chalrie helped out in the store as well, and did our string instrument repairs.
Everyone will remember him for his quick wit and friendly personality and his obvious love of music. He would often spend much of his free time explaining a musical concept to a customer or student inspiring them to further pursue playing a musical instrument.
Needless to say, he touched the many lives of students and customers alike at Fretz Music Center and his passing leaves us all with a hole in our hearts .
He was the loving father of his four sons, Guy W. Raudenbush and his wife Diane, of Quakertown, PA, Daniel M. Raudenbush, of Quakertown, Brady A. Raudenbush and his wife Stacy, of Finland, PA, and Brian A. Newman and his wife Peg, of Barto, PA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel “Danny” A. Newman, of Richland Twp., PA.
His Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie, PA, where family and friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Fretz Music Center
Opened in 1955, Fretz Music serves students, teachers and professional performers with fine instruments, quality accessories and inspiring printed music in a "hometown" family atmosphere. Whether it's a hard to find piece of sheet music, some repairs on your band instrument, your first guitar, or lessons on how to play, we have the answers to your questions. Our knowledgeable sales staff and our talented teaching staff are here to serve you.
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