Charlie retired in 1994 to focus on private investment, mentorship and philanthropy. He served on the Stanford Cancer Center Advisory Board for many years, helped establish a Chair of Medicine at Stanford University, and, along with his beloved wife, Dr Beth Guillaumin, established the Chair of Neuroradiology at the University of California. , San Francisco. He also funded a new computer lab in the Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts. In his personal life, Charlie pursued his passion for viticulture and winemaking, establishing the Silent Hills Vineyard in his Los Altos Hills home. He enjoyed traveling around the world, golfing and skiing, most often with Beth by his side. Even while starting businesses in Silicon Valley, Charlie always made time for friends, family, and for fun. He upped our spirits with his zest for life and unique dry wit – perhaps a reflection of his Irish heritage – and showed us how to live a balanced life. Charlie is survived by his wife, Beth; his sisters Patricia Watters and Susan Perrell; his brother, Robert Perrell; his brothers-in-law, Paul Watters, Loren Humphrey and John Guillaumin; her sisters-in-law, Pamela Hathaway-Perrell and Joan Guillaumin; and eleven nieces and nephews, who all loved him dearly. A celebration of life service will be held in the New Year. Instead of flowers, contributions can be made
at the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published by Boston Globe December 28-30, 2021.