Charles “Chip” Van Vleck Pfautz, Jr died on October 31, 2022 at the age of 85. Chip was born in Hershey, PA to Charles Van Vleck Pfautz Sr and Emily Hoffman Pfautz. Chip graduated from William Allen High School in Allentown, PA and then attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA where he was a member of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). After graduating from Lafayette, he earned his graduate degree from American University.
Chip started his professional career with Bell of Pennsylvania in 1959, while also serving in the US Army until 1969. Chip went on to spend most of his professional career with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone, later called Bell Atlantic, in the Washington, DC area. He retired after 30 years of service.
Following his retirement, Chip moved to FL where he spent almost 20 years enjoying the sun and sand down south. Chip was an active church member all his life.
Chip is survived by his children: Jennifer Lynn Eckert (Rich D’Amore); Charles “Chris” Van Vleck Pfautz, III (Ali); Elizabeth Pfautz Malcolm (Kenneth); Michael Williamson Pfautz (Susan); grandchildren, Andrew Cantella, Maddison and Ashton Pfautz, Douglas and Peter Malcolm, Benjamin and Adam Pfautz; brother, David Hoffman Pfautz (Patricia); cousin, John Phillips (Mary); and several nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.
A funeral will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Chip’s memory to Trinity Hospice of Richmond, VA.