Charles Melvin Cargile, 69, steamfitter and boater

February 20, 2005

Charles Melvin Cargile, a former Baltimore steamfitter, died Feb. 13 of cancer at a hospital in St. Augustine, Fla. He was 69.

Born in Alabama, he grew up in the Baltimore area and graduated from Kenwood High School. He served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Reserve.

Mr. Cargile worked in the construction industry and was a member of Baltimore's Steamfitters Local 438, which in 1995 merged with the Local Plumbers Union 48.

An avid boater and fisherman, he moved to St. Augustine 13 years ago.

Funeral services were held there Thursday.

He is survived by his wife, Emilie Cargile of St. Augustine; three sons, Stephen E. Cargile of Jacksonville, Fla. and Charles R. Cargile and Donald L. Cargile, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Kristina M. Dealecio of New Windsor, N.Y.; his mother, Viola Cargile of St. Augustine; two brothers, Lloyd Cargile of Baltimore and James Cargile of St. Augustine; and six grandchildren.

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