1923 - 2021
Charles (Chuck) Elkind
May 5, 1923 - June 2, 2021
Charles Elkind, 98, passed away June 2, 2021 after a ten-year
struggle with Parkinson's.
A lover of family time, jazz, word puzzles and theater, Chuck
was born and raised on McAllister Street in San Francisco, CA. He
graduated from Lowell High School in the early 1940s, San Francisco State in 1948 and Stanford University with a Master's Degree in
Journalism in 1950. Chuck served his country playing the trombone
in the Army Air Corps Band. Chuck had an impressive career working
at The Wall Street Journal, SRI, IBM and AEA in Public Relations.
In November of 1947, Chuck met the love of his life, Rokama (née Kramer) of Chicago, IL at a dance in San Francisco and it was love at first sight.
A social activist at heart, Chuck helped to establish a Free Clinic in the late 1960s in Manhattan Beach. He loved his time as a thespian with the Manhattan Beach Community Church as well as playing music with a number of local bands after his retirement in the 1980s.
His later years were spent in Manhattan Beach where he could stroll to the beach, sit on a bench and watch the passing parade.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 73 years, Rokama, daughters
Sheila (Tim) Hostetler, Nanette (Jeff) Dorr and Julie (Greg) Sevilla, grandchildren, Marissa, Vince, Rachel, Becky, Eli, Jeff and great
grandchildren Aiden, Amelia & Nora.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Mira Costa High School Band (in Manhattan Beach, CA), in memory of Chuck Elkind at the MBX Band Square store website page,
A memorial is planned for the end of July.
Email [email protected] with any questions
regarding a donation to the MCHS band and/or if you plan to attend the Memorial.
Published by The Beach Reporter on Jun. 22, 2021.
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Our condolences to Chuck´s family and Ohana. We´re grateful to have shared dinners and great conversation with Chuck and Rocky at Nanette and Jeff´s house in Pupukea. Rest In Peace .
Tootie Takakawa
June 29, 2021
My condolences to the wonderful family Chuck and Rokama raised. He was a wonderful person, father and grandfather. May he Rest In Peace.
Carolyn Sandison
June 26, 2021
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