Charles Frazier Booth

01/08/2019 9:49 AM |

Charles Frazier Booth, age 98, of Greenport, N.Y., formerly of Old Greenwich, Conn. and Quogue, N.Y., died Jan. 7.

The son of Dr. Courtland Linden Booth and Juanita Snyder Booth, he was born in Portland, Ore., where he graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1942 and was a member of the Yale Glee Club.

After college he joined the U.S. Army, served in Florida and Hawaii and left the Army Air Force as a captain in 1945. After returning to civilian life he worked for Sterling Windows, Inc. in New York City and Chicago, then with the investment firm of Robert M. Ferguson, Associates. In 1955 he formed his own firm, Charles F. Booth Architectural Aluminum, based in Manhattan. He was a manufacturer’s representative for many companies serving the building trades in greater New York.

Charles survived his beloved wife, Jocelyn Bower Booth. Married in 1945, they were devoted to each other, their children, the Long Wharf Theatre and summers on Long Island. He and Jocelyn always made their home a welcoming place for their children, their many friends and an always evolving menagerie of rescued animals, including horses, turtles, owls, chickens, cats and many beloved dogs.

After Jocelyn’s passing, he moved to Peconic Landing, the retirement community in Greenport, N.Y., in 2003. There he enjoyed a loving relationship with Mimi Morris of New Haven, Conn. After her passing he shared his love of life with the warm and supportive staff with which he became quite close.

Charles was a member of Yale Club, Yale Glee Club Alumni Chorus, Quogue Beach Club, Quogue Field Club,and the Quogue Yacht Club. His sisters, Frances Wharton of Ojai, Calif. and Jean King of Burley, Idaho, predeceased him.

Charles is survived by his four children and their families; his oldest daughter, Jane and her husband, Robert Pomykala, their children Ben and Jonathan Pomykala and grandchild, Margaret Pomykala of Grand Isle, Vt.; Court Booth and his wife Reyne and their sons Charlie and Dylan Booth of Concord, Mass.; William Booth and his wife Ivy, and their son Lucas Booth of Old Greenwich, Conn.; and his youngest daughter, Sally Booth and her husband Jeffrey Cole and their children Sam and Jocelyn Cole of Mystic, Conn.

Memorial donations may be made to Island Harvest at islandharvest.org.

DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold is assisting the family.

This is a paid notice.

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