Charles J. Brockway

Charlie died 5 March 1998 at his home in Gulf Shores, AL. Survivors include his wife Carolyn, two daughters and three grandchildren.


Charlie attended Marion Military Institute for a year prior to entering the Academy where he missed the "Bama Sunshine," disliked winters and Spanish classes and was a dependable, modest and easy going friend. After graduation he became a Navy Pilot and served with Attack Squadron 93 based at Alameda, CA and aboard Ranger.


Charlie resigned from active duty in 1961, did some engineering, established businesses in the pet and garden supply field, and then resumed his career as an engineer in the civil service. He spent two years at SupShip Pascagoula and then moved to the Naval Sea Systems Command, Contracts Administration Division, Engineering Support Section, where he served as Head Team Engineer on the settlement of the Todd Shipyard Claim on the AGOR-16, the National Steel REA on the AOR-7, and the Boland Marine Claim on the DLG-10.


Both Carolyn and Charlie are retired from NAVSEA Systems Command. About 1990, they moved to Gulf Shores. After retirement, Charlie worked part time as a Ship Contract Cost Overrun Claims Consultant and became involved in his community. He was Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Sailboat Bay Condo Owners Association and was an Officer of the Sailboat Bay Flotilla 32, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Charlie also enjoyed using his boat "Charlie's Angel" for sport fishing.