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Feb 14 2006

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Passing of Charles Earle

EARLE, CHARLES C., III, Master Karate Instructor, 64, of Chopmist Hill Road,
North Scituate, died Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient
Hospice Center Providence, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of
Nancy (Velletri) Earle.

He was born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Charles C. Earle, Jr. and Sylvia
(Smith) Earle.

He was a retired drill sergeant for the Army Reserves. He was an accomplished
pianist, as well as a pilot and flight instructor. He was an 8th degree black belt
and began his training in Uechi-Ryu Karate Do during his time at MIT and became one of the first to
travel from America to Okinawa to study with the late Grandmaster Kanei Uechi. His training
spanned over 45 years and he currently holds one of the hightest ranks in Uechi-Ryu in the country.
He was also the founder of NAUKA (North American Uechi Karate Association).

He is also survived by his children, Matthew and Alexandra, both at home, and C. Clifton Earle, IV,
of Providence. He also leaves two brothers, Paul Earle of MA and Richard Earle of NH. He was the
brother of the late Miriam Earle.

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