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Charles Pfahl, 86, Lifelong Georgetown Resident

GEORGETOWN, Conn. – Charles A. Pfahl, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, died June 28. He was 86. 

Pfahl was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Norwalk. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he trained as a navigator. After World War II, Pfahl met and married his wife of 59 years, Marlene. 

He owned and worked at Wilton Decorating, a house painting company he founded with his cousin and lifelong friend, Brian Scott. Pfahl was a collector of model trains. He also was a 54-year member of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company 1. 

Pfahl is survived by his wife, Marlene Pfahl; three sons, Christopher Pfahl, of Duluth, Ga., Michael Pfahl, of Wilton, and Matthew Pfahl, of Bethlehem, Conn.; two daughters-in-law, Kyle and Kendra; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

There will be a wake from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Bouton Funeral Home in Georgetown. A memorial service will be conducted during the last hour of the wake. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company 1, EMS Service, 6 Portland Ave., P.O. Box 544, Georgetown, CT 06829.

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