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CRUM, Charles H. "Charlie" Jr., 86, of Ladysmith, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019, at his home. Born in Maryland, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Following the military, he had a career as an analyst with the Department of Defense and retired after 30 years. Charlie was a devout Catholic who with a permanent smile and a never-ending giving heart lived his faith as well as it could be lived, and was an active member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Ladysmith. His passing has made the world a colder place. He is survived by his wife, Faustine Crum; his children, Greg Crum (Annabel), Chuck Crum (Tara) and Bunny Tilitsky (Bob); five grandchildren, Sedalia Simonson, Vanessa Lujan, Joseph Tilitsky, Virginia Tilitsky and Charles H. Crum III; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation, with a reception immediately following at the church. Burial with Army honors will follow at 2 p.m. in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Food Pantry. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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