In New Haven, July 8, 2003, Charles Walter Surface, Sr., 81, of 104 Windsor Rd., Hamden, husband of the late Lucille Balaney Surface, father of Catherine Surface of Hamden, Elizabeth Surface of Bethany, Margaret Mihalakos of Hamden, Ann McMannus of Woodbridge, Joyce Surface of New Haven, Charles Surface, Jr. of Hamden, George Surface of Fresno, CA, James Surface of Glastonbury, brother of Emma Cattell of Cheshire and the late Mary Gaudio and William Surface. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Charles was born in New Haven, Dec. 2, 1921 a son of the late George A. and Florence Oakley Surface. During WW II he served in Germany in the 7th Armor Division Tank Crew. He was a prominent banker in the New Haven area having worked the former Tradesman National, Hamden National and CT Bank and Trust banks. Funeral service Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 10 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Interment in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 5 - 8 p.m.

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  1. Ann & the extended Surface family — so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers, thoughts, and sympathies are with you all. — Ann

  2. Ann and Kenny – Our sympathy and prayers are with you. God bless. – Chris and Paula

  3. dear charlie and siblings…i was at this website looking for my husband\’s (gary b. wood) obituary, when i saw your dad\’s name. my husband died on july 23, 2003. may i express my deep sympathy to you and all your family. since i do not subscribe to the local newspaper, i am often late discovering the news. my wish to each of you is that you have many happy memories of both your parents, and that the passage of time works its magic to ease the pain of your loss. with sincere sympathy…franne thompson

  4. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. .Uncle Charles. was a true friend in times of need. He will be missed! Love: Irene, Dan, Eileen, Wayne, Patricia & Beverly.

  5. So sorry to hear of Mr.Surface \’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  6. Surface Family, We are sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Love Pete and Margaret Goldsmith

  7. So sorry to hear of Mr.Surface \’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may memories comfort you during this difficult time.

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