Charles Ward Werner, 29, of Leonard Rd. Hamden passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Bronxville, New York on April 11, 1978 to Robert and Elizabeth Ordemann Werner. Besides his parents, Charles leaves his brother Christopher Werner of Hamden, his Aunt, Doris Snyder of Celebration, FL, Uncles, Stephen R. Ordemann of Waynesburg, PA, and Carl W. Ordemann of New York City. Charles is a graduate of the Cheshire Academy and studied at Northeastern University and Albertus Magnus College. He worked as a paralegal at Wiggin and Dana Law Firm in New Haven. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 11a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 59 Main Street in Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charles's name may be sent to Dr. Dennis Cooper, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, WWW211, P.O. Box 208028, New Haven, CT 06520-8028 OR CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Beth Words cannot express the sorrow felt for the great loss you and the family are experiencing. God must have found a very special place for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Charles was one of those unique individuals who come into your life only once. He could light up a room with his smile and it was impossible not to like Charles. He was incredibly intelligent, unbelievably witty and committed to his goals. I consider it an honor to have known and spent time with Charles, even though that time was far too brief. Charles was always the shining star and I comfort myself with the thought that now he is shining down on all of us. We will truly miss him but his spirit will live on.

  3. Chris & Beth, Our deepest sympathies go out to you guys. Chip was a great person and will be greatly missed. -Doug & Marissa Thurston

  4. Chris and family; I was very sorry to hear of Charles passing. Although I did not know him, I know Chris. If he was anything like Chris, you have lost a great deal. May your faith in God help you through these difficult times.

  5. Dear Beth, Bob & Chris ~ I am so very sorry for your loss. Chip was very brave to have endured and fought for so very long. But he has moved on to a better place now, where he can be at peace. Your memories will keep him close to your hearts, and time will heal your pain. My very deepest condolences.

  6. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Werner: I am so sorry for your loss. Although I haven’t seen Chip since high school, I remember all the laughs we’ve shared vividly. He was an amazing person and an even better friend. I’ve missed Chip since we’ve graduated and will continue to miss him now.

  7. In the wake of such a great loss, we are haunted by things we don’t, and may never understand. But instead of trying to make sense of something that is so unfair, I’ve been taking some comfort in memories of a man who created an atmosphere that everyone enjoyed, just by his mere presence. He was smart, caring, charming and downright funny. Charles had this way about him that touched so many and the everlasting memories of him is what will keep a lot of us going. He was a great friend and I will miss him more than I could ever put into words. Charles will always be in my heart.

  8. My condolences to all who knew Charles – he was a great guy – I worked with him at W & D – he was smart, fun and witty and helped me so many times – before his illness got the better of him – a group of us would get together and have lunch at least once a week – a time I will always treasure – he was a special person and he will be sorely missed

  9. My deepest sympathy to your family. Charles was an incredible person who always made me laugh with his sense of humor and honesty. I take comfort in knowing that he will be the brightest star shining down on all of us.

  10. They say that everyone you meet in your life touches you one way or another. I may have only known Charles for about a year, but he is someone I will truly never forget. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. To the Werner Family: I was very sadden to hear of Charles passing. He was one of my best and favorite patient. He was great to talk to and very funny. He never complain about anything, always had a smile on his face. Thank You for letting me take care of him. I am a believer that God always takes the best. We will miss him but we will see him again. Again I’m so sorry for you’re loss. Rose Ayhens

  12. To the Werner Family: My deepest condolences go out to your family at this time. I have not seen Chip since high school, but I remember his sense of humor and warm, friendly personality very well. I am very sorry for your loss.

  13. With God’s wisdom, there is a special plan in place for Chip. He is resting peacefully in the hands of loving angels. Beth, my deepest sympathy to you on the greatest loss, your child.

  14. Words can not express how deeply sorry I am about the loss of your son. What a wonderful, warm, caring, smart young man. I will miss him deeply. He had a wonderful sense of humor that would make us all at work laugh out loud. He could bring a smile to my face just by walking into the room. I will miss him terribly.

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