Charles L. Sell, 71

JAN. 31, 1940-SEPT. 8, 2011

September 08, 2011

Mr. Charles L. Sell, 71, of Frederick, Md., passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Nancy Sell for 44 years.

Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Westfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Gustave and Ruth Sarty Sell.

Mr. Sell proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Before his retirement from the American Red Cross after 27 years of service in computer systems management, he worked for the American Council of Education in Washington, D.C.

Charles loved camping and being in the outdoors. He was very passionate about rebuilding old cars, and enjoyed Grand Prix auto racing. Charles served for 30 years with a ministry called the Royal Rangers, and he was an active member of Potomac Valley Assembly Church.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Roy and husband, Darrell, of Frederick; grandchildren, Caitlin and Samuel Roy; and sisters, Reita Wheeler and husband, Clarence, of Colrain, Mass., and Judy Flynn of Greenfield, Mass.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

A funeral service will be Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Valley Assembly Church, 22901 Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20876. The Rev. John Bryant will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

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