Shevat 27, 5748
April 29, 1913
February 14, 1988
William ("Bill") Chargar was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from public schools he matriculated in engineering at Cooper Union College and married after completing his studies. When WWll began, he joined the Navy and became an electronics technician on a submarine tender, assigned to the Pacific sub fleet. Commended for his service, he was honorably discharged at War's end as a Petty Officer. In his wife's hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, with a GI Loan, he eventually started his own building materials business, Chargar Corporation, which he operated successfully for decades, developing many proprietary products used to build and maintain all kinds of structures in the U.S. and abroad. Bill was frequently consulted by architects and engineers for his expertise in construction materials. An avid golfer and popular gentleman, he sold his business and retired in 1982, passing away in 1988 in Florida.
Served from January 1, 1943 to January 1, 1945