Charles (Chuck) R. Salkeld, 71, a long-time resident of Brielle, N.J., passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Cape Coral. He was born, Jan. 20, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Charles and Nancy Salkeld, now deceased.
He graduated from Manasquan High School in 1959 where he was recognized as an outstanding football player. In February of this year he was welcomed into the Manasquan High School Hall of Fame as the "unsung hero" for his 1958 undefeated team. He later attended Lafayette University on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.
An avid fisherman, he was frequently recognized in sporting periodicals and local newspapers. He most enjoyed fishing with his family and friends and sharing his extensive knowledge with others. As a boat captain, he chartered many voyages and was admired by many in the fishing community for his service, knowledge and dedication to the sport.
Charles (Chuck) R. Salkeld
He also enjoyed duck hunting and was a skilled taxidermist. His work in this area will be missed by many who enjoyed his detailed and beautiful work. He loved sports and working with children. He was a chemistry teacher at Wall High School as well as a football and baseball coach.
In 2011 he was recognized by the mayor and police department of Brielle for aiding in the apprehension of a local thief who had terrorized six jurisdictions in the area for many previous months with a proclamation and designation of Aug. 24 as "Charles Salkeld Day" to commemorate his bravery and service to the community.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Linda Salkeld; and their daughter, Amanda Salkeld of Tampa; he is also survived by six of his children, Dr. Charles Scott (Jacqueline) Salkeld of Marmora, N.J., Lisa (Steve) Davies of Bath, England, Lori (Patrick) Boyle of Springfield, Va., Leslie (Sean) Dettlinger of Brielle, N.J., Bret Salkeld of Brielle, N.J., and Lacey (Daniel) Smith of Venice, Fla.; two brothers, Richard (Dianne) Salkeld Matlacha, Fla., and Stephen Salkeld of Sea Girt, N.J.; one sister, Holly (Christian) Fischer of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and 13 grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 11, at the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan, 16 Virginia Ave., Manasquan, NJ, 08736.
Memorial contributions can be made to Cycle for Survival, 633 Third Ave., 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.