Charles R. Bardoff, a retired wholesale appliance and advertising salesman who had helped operate a family hardware business in Hampden, died Sunday of emphysema at his home in Silver Spring. He was 64.
Services for Mr. Bardoff, a Baltimore native, were being held today at the Danzansky-Goldberg Memorial Chapels in Rockville.
He retired about one year ago as a salesman for the Zamoiski Co., where he had returned to work in the late 1980s. He had been on that company's sales staff from the late 1950s until the mid-1970s.
Between the two periods with Zamoiski, he was vice president of Douglas Distributing Co., a Washington appliance firm. He was in the advertising business with his own agency in Washington for a time and later sold for an agency in Los Angeles. Before joining Zamoiski, he was a partner in Bardoff's Hardware Store, a Hampden business started by his father.