Charles C. Deaver Letter carrier, drummer

April 14, 1994

Charles C. Deaver Jr., a retired letter carrier and drummer, died Tuesday of a heart attack at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 64.

He retired in 1979 from the U.S. Postal Service. The letter carrier walked his route in the Lutherville-Timonium area before it became motorized.

"He gave personal service," recalled his wife, the former Suki Hazzard of Grand Rapids, Mich., whom he married in 1980. "He was a great storyteller about his days as a mailman and was fond of saying that he had been chased by many dogs, received many bites and had been many times to the hospital."

Known as Chuck, Mr. Deaver was a drummer in the John F. Nicole Band and had previously been a member of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band.

Born and reared in Towson, he attended Boys' Latin School until 1947 when he joined the Marine Corps. He was a drill sergeant at Parris Island, S.C., and was discharged in 1952, whereupon he went to work for the Postal Service.

Services were planned for 5 p.m. today at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson.

Other survivors include three sons, David C. Deaver, John C. Deaver and Joseph E. Deaver, all of Baltimore; three daughters, Stacey A. Ryan and Jennifer Drecchio, both of Baltimore, and Michelle DiNatale of Pasadena; a sister, Connie D. Walker of Kankakee, Ill.; his mother, Ethel M. W. Deaver of Towson; and seven grandchildren.

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