The Village of Lindenhurst mourns the loss of lifetime Village resident, Charlie Tanner. Charlie was born in Lindenhurst in 1928 and graduation from Lindenhurst High School in 1945. He married his wife, Carol, in 1948 and were proud parents to four children, eleven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Charlie served in the United States Marine Corps from 1945 to 1948 and again from 1950 to 1951.
Charlie was strongly involved in the Lindenhurst Fire Department. He joined Breslau Engine Company in 1949 (a third generation member of the Lindenhurst Fire Department). Charlie went on to become Captain of the Breslau Engine Company from 1959 to 1961 and Treasurer from 1987 to 2002. He was a member of the Fire Council from 1963 to 1985, and was the secretary for nineteen years. Charlie initiated the Breslau Engine Co. Scholarship Program for over thirty years.
Charlie Tanner was an exemplary member of our Lindenhurst community and he will be sorely missed.