East Dummerston, Vermont- A kind gentle spirit, Charles Patrick Titus (Charlie) age 63 of Sweet Tree Farm, East Dummerston, Vermont passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 from an aneurysm and resulting heart failure.
Charlie was born on May 2, 1954 in Waukegan, Illinois to Mary and Mike Titus who predeceased him. From a young age he worked on the family’s dairy farm in Grayslake, Illinois known as Titus Farm. Siblings include two older brothers Frank Titus (Lynn) of Gibson City, Illinois; Anthony Titus (Debra) of Mundelein, Illinois and two younger siblings Anne (James) Farrell of Lake Bluff, Illinois and David Titus (Elaine) of Long Grove, Illinois. Additionally, he leaves many nieces and nephews.
When Charlie’s parents retired from the dairy business, he continued to farm corn and soybeans and raised some beef cattle until a serious drought made that untenable. He became an electrician at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois where he worked for more than 13 years.
Known as a man who took his time, he married Deborah K. Aberman on June 22, 1997 at St. Mary’s Church, Freemont Center, Mundelein, Illinois after nine years of courtship. He took an active role in raising his stepson, Joshua Aberman (Sierra Jaouen) of Westminster, Vermont.
With farming is his blood, after the sale of Titus Farm, Charlie purchased Sweet Tree Farm in East Dummerston, Vermont where he and Deborah raised grass-fed beef cattle, sheep and alpacas. After downsizing the original herd of beef cattle, Charlie planted an orchard and berries. He enjoyed long walks, kayaking, gardening and attending car shows.
He hated nothing more than to pay for someone to do a job he could himself. He was an excellent mechanic and kept the machinery at Sweet Tree Farm humming.
Because of his gentle nature, Charlie was loved by many including the farm animals who are sure to miss his presence. He was especially adored by Tucker and Tula, the dogs who spent their nights sleeping on him.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Walnut Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Putney, Vermont.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terraced Street in Brattleboro on Thursday February 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Flowers will be gladly accepted, but for those who desire, memorial contributions in Charlie’s name may be made to The Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.