Charles A. Ducharme III

Published 10:29 am Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Tryon– Charles Albert Ducharme III passed away March 28 2023 at his residence in Tryon, North Carolina surrounded by family. In his youth, Chuck spent many memorable summers in Tryon and considered Tryon his second home.

Chuck was born July 22, 1939, to Charles Albert DuCharme II and Mary Janice (Rice) DuCharme of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

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Chuck is survived by his son Charles Bagley DuCharme II of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, daughter Elizabeth DuCharme Elwell (Tristan) of London, England, and their mother Mary Kathryn DuCharme along with four grandchildren Charles Hayden DuCharme, Cameron Xavier DuCharme, Evan Forbes Elwell and Edward Charles Elwell.  Also surviving are his sisters Julie Haynes (the late Pryce) of Huntington, West Virginia, and Mary Janice Gunsaulus (Clyde) of Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, and partner of eight years Mary Jo Kellogg of Landrum, South Carolina.

Chuck graduated from the Berkshire School, Sheffield, Ma., Denison University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of International Politics.

Professionally, he followed in the footsteps of his father and enjoyed a career as a stockbroker and Financial Advisor. He belonged to the Financial Analysts Society.

He had a deep love of fishing and the outdoors that developed over a lifetime spent at the Huron Mountain Club in Big Bay Michigan, as well as summers spent at Beach O’Pines in Grand Bend, Canada.

He was a lifetime member of the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church where he served as a Deacon and usher.

Over the years Chuck enjoyed many memberships some of which included the University Club, Country Club of Detroit, Witenagemote Club, and Kiwanis Club.

As a lifelong student, he pursued interests in genealogy, astronomy, and history. He was part of the Michigan Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).

He enjoyed the companionship of his grandsons as they shared his enthusiasm for stamp collecting, trains, and the joy of being in the woods.

Memorial services will take place at the Tryon Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 11:00 A.M.

A memorial service will also take place on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating in memoriam to the Tryon History Museum, Tryon History Museum, 26 Maple St Tryon, NC 28782.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory
Tryon, NC