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Joel Charthower
Date of Funeral:
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time of Funeral:
10 am
Funeral Location:
1409 Post Lane
Bowie, MD 20716
Shiva Details:
Sunday through Thursday with shiva services at 7pm each evening.
Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Temple Solel - Designated to the Security Fund
2901 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD 20716

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The Family of Joel Charthower
Jul 17, 2019 4:22 AM

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May 9, 2019 04:36 PM

Sorry for your loss.

Terri Davis
May 12, 2019 09:52 AM

I've been remembering Joel's bear hugs. And when he tried to teach me to dive into the pool. The summers I visited you guys... Lots of memories, lots of love... I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you today.

Lester Ostroy
May 12, 2019 09:57 AM

Dear Rita, Philip, Debra, Louis, Joshua and Daniel, and Zippy,
I wish to express my most sincere condolences to your whole family, a family very dear to me my entire life. I have so many great memories...... Some very sad, the loss of parents and our wonderful Sandy and the loss of the newborn so many years ago.. But one of the happiest memories is of your wedding Rita and Joel over 55 years ago. Everyone was so happy to see such a loving young couple embarking on your life’s journey to found a wonderful family. Joel together with his Rita was a wonderful person and worker for his family, for his community and for strangers in need. We acknowledge the terrible illness Joel suffered in his last years but he received the most dedicated loving help from Rita and his loving son Phil. May God give you comfort to know that your love and dedication has you as well as Joel inscribed in the book of life. I am on an extended trip in Asia and could not attend the service which I would otherwise have come to honor Joel and the family. Love, Cousin Lester

Joyce-Ruth and Michael Bunkin
May 12, 2019 05:04 PM

From the "legend of the first and second dates", the beautiful lavender wedding, Philip and Deborah, and the years of finding you from Philadelphia to Maryland, Michael and I have treasured the amazing Joel. One look at Rita after the 2nd date - when her feet didn't touch the ground, and I knew she was beyond smitten. After getting to know Joel, I could see why! Carrot cake has become Michael and my favorite dessert and no visit to Maryland is complete without sitting and laughing with Joel and Rita.

He will not be forgotten all the way to California!!! Joyce-Ruth


Joel Charthower

On May 5, 2019, Joel Charthower; beloved husband of Rita Charthower (nee Ostroy); devoted father of Philip Charthower and Debra (Louis) Anoff; cherished son of the late Adeline Phillips and Ben Charthower; loving grandfather of Joshua and Daniel Anoff.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, May 12, at 10 am. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery - Adelphi, MD.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Temple Solel - Designated to the Security Fund, 2901 Mitchellville Road, Bowie, MD 20716.

In mourning at 1409 Post Lane, Bowie, MD 20716, Sunday through Thursday with shiva services at 7pm each evening.

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