Charlie Jerome Link was born August 22, 1946, in New York, NY to Ford W. and Henrietta Link, both deceased.
The family moved from Bronx, NY to Montclair, NJ, where he attended schools in Montclair, later graduating from Montclair High School in 1964.
Upon completing his tour of duty in the United States Navy, he worked for IBM. Later, Charlie was employed by New Jersey Bell/Verizon, where he gave committed service until retirement in March 2006.
Charlie enjoyed being around people, and everyone enjoyed being in his company. He liked fishing, socializing with friends, and we can’t forget those Oldies Dances…and what a dancer he was! His sense of humor and laughter were infectious and will be sorely missed. His debates and points of view inspired great, long conversations that can never be replicated.
Charlie and Dallas inspired the adventures of traveling with family, so they could see and appreciate the beauty in the world together.
Charlie married the love of his life in July 1972. This loving union produced two beautiful daughters, Kischa Link and Charlise Link. In addition to his wife and daughters, Charlie leaves to reflect upon fond memories, grandsons Keyon Washington and Koran Link, granddaughter Nia Milan Blakney, a sister, Mary A. Williams, and a brother Nathaniel B. Link. Charlie will also be missed by his Aunts Lillian Dickens and Luella Cherry, in-laws Sam, Dana, Bobbie, nephews, nieces, many cousins, and special friends, Gregory Carter, Ron Tolliver, and Fred Roberts.
I wish for my family and friends to know that I do not fear death itself. I think of it as a new beginning for me, not the end. To Kischa, Charlise, Keyon, Koran, and Nia, you are my LEGACY. Through you, I will continue to live by the way you live your lives, the way you treat others, and the way you love one another. Trust God for His guidance in all that you do, all that you seek to know, and all that you will become.
To our beloved Brother: We didn’t always agree, but we have always loved you and cherished your love. We will miss you. We hope you are resting pain free and peacefully… until we meet again.
Mary and Bruce