Born in: Auburn, New York
Resided in: Thornton, Colorado

Charles B. Hemans, Jr., 69, of Thornton, Colorado passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

He was born in Auburn, New York and was the son of Jean and Charles Hemans.

Chuck was a Vietnam Veteran having served six years with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of California State University Fresno with a B.S. in Biology. He was employed by Tulare County Health Department as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

Chuck was an avid golfer and a New York Yankee fan.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Harmon); his sons, Andrew C. (Martha) Hemans, of California, Aaron J. (Kori) Hemans, of Colorado; daughter, Brynn S. (Charles) Saponara, of California; granddaughters, Emma and Madisyn Hemans and Dezireah Cerrillo, of California and Reagan Hemans of Colorado; grandsons, Zachary Hemans of California, Aiden Hemans of Colorado and Gordon and Everett Saponara of California; brothers, John, Larry and Thomas Hemans; sister, Peggy Lynn; sisters-in-law, Maureen Walsh and Karen (Robert) Brambley and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Chuck’s Life will be held in Colorado at the convenience of his family. Another Celebration of Life will be held in July of 2020 in Auburn, New York.

The family owes a debt of gratitude to the staffs at University of Colorado Health, Anschutz, Aurora, Colorado and Halcyon Hospice for their care of Chuck during the past year.

Contributions in memory of Chuck may be made to any American Veteran organization of your choice.

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  1. Sending our love to the entire family! Chuck was a fantastic person who will be missed by anyone who was lucky enough to have met him. Our family will cherish the times we had with him. God bless all of you.

  2. Chuck had a long and arduous journey this past year. May he now rest in peace. I’m sending love and healing thoughts to all his family. He will be sorely missed and forever held dear in the hearts of those who knew this kind and good man.

  3. My condolences. Sending love and prayers to all of his friends and family during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace . ❤️

  4. We are sending our love, prayers and healing thoughts!!!
    We are so sorry for your loss but so grateful that we had an opportunity to spend time with your family this Summer!!
    We are thinking of all of you!

  5. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. You both were so heroic through out Chuck’s health battle. How we admire and respect you for it. Again, so very sorry. Sending you healing thoughts, prayers and love.

  6. We send our condolences to you all. We are so happy that you had the opportunity to spend time together over the summer and create very beautiful memories. Your dad is now resting after his long hard battle and is with you all forever in your hearts.

  7. So many years, so many wonderful memories. Chuck was such a good and honorable man and had an amazing life, accomplishing so much. My most poignant memory is of him singing “Mama, Look Sharp,” which brought tears to the eyes of all who heard it. His battle is over, may he rest in peace.

  8. Chuck will remain a symbol of kindness and love in my heart. He welcomed me without judgment and spoke to me like I were one of his own. The impression he made on me, and in many of our lives, will remain strong, as he was. May you and your family embrace that strength he taught us all. He is always with you. May Chuck rest in eternal peace. God guide you all through this time. —Mona & Mary

  9. God bless you all! It gets easier, but that’s hard to believe right now. He’s in the “communion of saints”, so always ask him to pray for you.
    Kim O’Rourke

  10. Margie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You and Chuck enjoyed such a strong and beautiful relationship. What a blessing you have been for each other and what a team you’ve been through these trying times. That kind of love never dies. He will always be right there with you.

  11. All of our love and prayers to the Hemans family. Chuck battled strong to be with his family. He now will rest in peace. I’m sure his optimistic and fun loving spirit will remain among us.
    Chris and Jackie Walsh

  12. What a wonderful pleasure it was in meeting Chuck. He was a great listener and so willing to help in any given moment. God has called Chuck home, may he rest in peace for he’s now all of ours guardian angel. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to all of you.

  13. Margie, there is nothing we can say to take away the pain you and your family are feeling right now. We all loved Chuck so much. He will remain in our hearts and we have many memories that we will cherish. I will continue to light candles at church as I have been doing for sometime now. He shines brightly.

    Cynde, Allan, Richard, Jessica and Lenny

  14. so sorry to hear about chucks passing, years ago when he lived in front of my house growing up as kids we played a lot my condolences to his family.

  15. John and family, My deepest condolences to all. May your memories sustain you fitting this time of grief. My prayers are with you, Missy Johnson

  16. Chuck and I shared an office with many years ago and I have nothing but fond memories of him. Always intense, confident, and a always a great friend, there when it mattered the most. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Hemans family, and may you all find peace and comfort in this sad time. May God Bless you and keep you, and may God bless Chuck for all eternity.

    Don Matson

  17. Chuck will truly be missed by many. I hope your many memories will help to ease your pain and sorrow for the time to follow. You and your family are in my thoughts!

    • Dear Margie and Family,
      We could write a book full of memories of good times with Chuck, Margie and sometimes kids. Events shared, plays attended, plays produced, dinners and the list goes on. Such a wonderful generous and strong husband, father, friend and grandpa. It was a privilege to know him and you as a family. We do pray for comfort for you all during this time and as time goes by. Our love is with you. John and Joyce

  18. Some great memories of my life include this man. I haven’t seen him in a long time, but he helped shape the person I am today. Margie, my heart goes out to you in this difficult time.

  19. Dear Brynn and Aaron,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad; Mr. Hemans. He never liked that I called him that. 🙂 . But I just had so much respect for him and your amazing mom. Please give her a big hug. Mr. Hemans was always so kind and funny at theater rehearsals too. May God bring you all comfort and peace. Hugs and prayers all the way from Tulare, California. Rest In Peace Chuck. Love, Mari (Vasquez) Hazelwood

  20. Adding a memory should be very easy, there are so many from our years together in Auburn.
    Just thinking of the New Years family “pajama party” brings a smile and chuckle. There are many, many more, all filled with laughter and love. Chuck was always an unforgettable presence in our group of theater friends.
    As Chaplain of our local Marine Corps League unit, I send condolence messages to the families of Marines who have died. I want to do the same for my dear friend: “He served our nation with honor, may he now rest in peace.” Semper Fi.

  21. Margie, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. The length of time I worked with Chuck at Tulare County will Always be memorable. Glad he took over when I retired. He will always be in your heart and your memories to treasure. Chuck is now at peace and no more pain. Love, Laney

  22. Margie, Andy, Aaron, Brynn and Family, heartfelt condolences on the loss of a very special man in your life and the lives of so many others. When I think of Chuck and all of you, I am overwhelmed with the memories of deep friendship, the after Thanksgiving dinner stops at your house, the times at camp, the times at the theatre and cast parties and so much more. Prayers that all of your memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Know of our continued prayers, positive thoughts and love always. Tom and Janet

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