June 17, 1925 – February 14, 2014
A multi-faceted wordsmith, Charlotte taught high school English in Mountain View for 20 years, wrote columns for the Los Altos Town Crier for 20 years, and was the paper’s drama critic, reviewing productions of TheatreWorks, Palo Alto Players and Busbarn. She worked for Stanford University as a Supervisor of student English teachers, and ran writing classes for seniors at several senior centers.
She published articles in magazines, and later published two books, one a fictionalized history of her family, the other a collection of her newspaper columns.
Born in New York, she moved to California with her new husband, Julius. Both her parents and brother, Martin, soon followed, the entire family establishing residence on the San Francisco peninsula. Several years after Julius passed on, she met and married Howard Jarmy, an engineer turned writer, with writing being the bond that brought them together.
She was easy to know, always friendly, clever, funny and, in the early years, loved to dance The Lindy. She had a beautiful soprano voice, and loved to sing.
Charlotte was deeply interested in, and supported organizations devoted to members of the active military, retired and wounded veterans, children’s health, as well as diabetes, cancer and cardiac research.
She is survived by her husband, Howard, her son Ron, grandson Jeremy, cousins, and a coterie of friends, some going back 40 years.
Charlotte was laid to rest on February 19, 2014 at Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma.