WESTBROOK - Charles S. Copp, 90, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, after a long illness.  He was born in Brentwood, New Hampshire on October 10, 1926, the son of Harold and Alice (Garside) Copp.

Charlie graduated from Exeter High School, Exeter, New Hampshire, Class of 1943, and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1951.

He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army Air Force from 1945 to 1947, obtaining the rank of Sergeant and receiving the World War II Victory Medal.

After his military service and graduation from the University of New Hampshire, Charlie was an employee of the United States Customs Service in Jackman, Vanceboro, Calais and Portland, Maine, eventually acting as the Assistant District Director until his retirement in 1995.

He was a prolific writer, and spent a lot of time curling and fishing in Northwestern Maine.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends and extended family.

Charlie was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen (Higgins) Copp. He is survived by their two children, Natalie S. Copp of Tampa, Florida, Jason D. Copp of Westbrook, Maine, and three grandchildren.

At his request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.  His wish was that his ashes, those of his wife Kathy and their beloved cat Fudge rest in the area of Moose River in Jackman, Maine where he spent many, many happy days fishing.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Ave., Scarborough, Maine where both Charlie and Kathy spent their final days, or the Westbrook Animal Refuge League, 217 Landing Road, Westbrook, Maine.