In Remembrance: Charles Frazier Booth ’42 Died on January 7 2019

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Charles Frazier Booth, age 98, of Greenport, New York, and formerly of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and Quogue, New York, died on January 7, 2019.

Son of Dr. Courtland Linden Booth and Juanita Snyder Booth, he was born in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned his BA degree from Yale University in 1942, and was a member of the Yale Glee Club.

After college he joined the Army, serving in Florida and Hawaii, and left the Army Air Force as a captain in 1945. After returning to civilian life, he worked for Sterling Windows Inc. in New York City and Chicago, then with the investment firm of Robert M. Ferguson Associates. In 1955 he formed his own firm, Charles F. Booth Architectural Aluminum, based in Manhattan. He was a manufacturer’s representative for many companies serving the building trades in greater New York. 

Charles survived his beloved wife, Jocelyn Bower Booth. Married in 1945, they were devoted to each other, their children, the Long Wharf Theatre, and summers on Long Island. He and Jocelyn always made their home a welcoming place for their children and their many friends, and an always evolving menagerie of rescued animals, including horses, turtles, owls, chickens, cats, and many beloved dogs.  After Jocelyn’s passing, he moved to Peconic Landing, the retirement community in Greenport, New York, in 2003. There he enjoyed a loving relationship with Mimi Morris of New Haven, Connecticut.  After her passing he shared his love of life with the warm and supportive staff with which he became quite close.

Charles was a member of the Yale Club, the Yale Glee Club Alumni Chorus, the Quogue Beach Club, Quogue Field Club, and the Quogue Yacht Club.  His sisters, Frances Wharton of Ojai, California, and Jean King of Burley, Idaho, predeceased him.   

Charles is survived by his four children and their families: his oldest daughter, Jane, her husband, Robert Pomykala, and their children Ben and Jonathan Pomykala, and grandchild, Margaret Pomykala of Grand Isle, Vermont; Court Booth and his wife Reyne, and their sons Charlie and Dylan Booth of Concord, Massachusetts; William Booth and his wife Ivy, and their son Lucas Booth of Old Greenwich, Connecticut; and his youngest daughter, Sally Booth, and her husband Jeffrey Cole, and their children Sam and Jocelyn Cole of Mystic, Connecticut.   

In lieu of flowers, donations to Island Harvest,, will be much appreciated.

—Submitted by the family.

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  • Sabine Schoenberg
    Sabine Schoenberg, 8:46am September 11 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Charlie was an amazing person. One lucky day he popped into my real estate office to tell me about his building lots in Old Greenwich. What followed was amazing. After crawling through overgrown bramble with Charlie the next day, I declared that I wanted to purchase one of his properties. Charlie was thrilled and supportive in so many ways. He started to teach me about building products like bentonite from his many years of engineering in NYC. While he could never throw away anything, his heart was incredibly generous. He was delighted to have us live with him for several months during the construction of our house next to his. I will never forget the day I received a call from someone in Belgium since Charlie had nailed up a sign on his property - not with his contact info but with mine, as his broker. Charlie objected to the idea that brokers cannot have signage Greenwich but, in his independent spirit, Charlie took action as a property owner. When the Town of Greenwich declared his 1966 subdivision to be invalid, he stood firm, knowing it had been created properly. He was confident in his knowledge and his choices. Charlie taught me a lot - I cherish his memory. I am so grateful to have been a part of his life!

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