Charles Stansfield

Obituary of Charles Arthur Stansfield

Dr. Charles Arthur Stansfield, Jr., was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1937, and died on May 14, 2020 at the age of 83. He earned a Bachelor's in Science at West Chester University, where he also met his wife, Diane. He then received a Masters Degree in geography at Pennsylvania State University, and his Doctorate in geography from the University of Pittsburgh. He taught geography at Glassboro State University/Rowan University for 41 years, while residing in neighboring Pitman. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Diane Glynn Stansfield, his sons Wayne (Beth) and Paul, and his three grandchildren Jordan, Bryce, and Aidan. He wrote 15 textbooks on cultural and regional geography, and dozens of journal and professional magazine articles. His research revealed that stories of strange phenomena reflect each region's history, culture, and even physical geography. As such, he wrote 12 entries in the Haunted series of books. An avid traveler, he and his wife visited 21 countries around the world, and lived in England for a year on a National Academy of Science Foreign Field Research grant. He visited 49 U.S. states, many of them with his entire family. He was also an active member of the Masonic organization, and served as the treasurer for the Pitman Lodge since 2004. Contributions may be made to the Pitman Lodge at the following address: Pitman Masonic Lodge #197 334 Lambs Road, P.O.Box 385 Pitman, NJ 08071
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