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Charles Edward Toms, III

Charles Edward Toms, III, passed away at home in Colonia on the morning of April 18, 2018. Charlie is survived by his loving Parents, Charles and Patricia (nee Malloy) Toms, Grandmother Ruth Toms, Aunts, Barbara and Frank Hart, Elizabeth Cassara, Sadie Moises, Mary and Roger Richardson, Uncles (who he considered as Brothers), James, Michael, Patrick and Kevin Malloy, and James Watkins. Cousins, Kelly and Roy, Veronica and Roy J. Walton, Michelle and George, Kaitlin and Emily Lord, James and Sue, Elizabeth and Gavin Watkins, Steven and Daniel Hart, Christina Malloy, Philip Denisco, Freddie and Wendy and Nanette Moises, and Paul and Christine, Emily, Kaitlin and Paul Toms and other loving family members, close friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his Grandparents, James and Beatrice Malloy, Aunt Janet Watkins and Uncle Brian Malloy.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Growney Funeral Home, 1070 North Broad Street, Hillside, NJ 07205. The funeral Service will be on Monday, April 23,2018, 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Internment at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Newark Good Will.

Charlie, as he was known, was born in Elizabeth, NJ and grew up in Colonia and later moved to Ramsey, NJ. He graduated Bishop Ahr High School. He then graduated Drew University with Honors and a degree in Chemistry. There he performed three semesters of Independent research to create Biocompatible polymer-based vascular grafts. He furthered his education at the Lehigh University for graduate studies in Chemistry. He went on to be a Scientist and a program manager at ITC. At Stryker, he was a project manager and landed at Pentax Medical as a project manager in 2016. Charlie held a patent with JAMCET for a Portable Oxygen Regenerating Escape Hood in 2007. Charlie was also a published author of Road to the Vineyard in 2014, a beautiful book highlighting New Jersey’s wine country. He could be found at wine tastings, giving wine lectures and sipping wine all over the Garden State. He traveled extensively, but still loved family vacations to Wildwood, NJ.