RUMFORD — Charles Augustus Myles, 98, of Parker Street in Mexico passed away surrounded by his loving family Sunday, March 5, at Rumford Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Mexico on Jan. 14, 1919, a son of Matthew and Ethel (Getchell) Myles. Charles was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School, Class of 1939. He married Dorothy Cunningham on Sept. 16, 1946; together they celebrated 48 years. She passed away in 1994.

Charles was employed for over 40 years with the Rumford paper mill and was a member of the 25- and 40-year clubs, and the local Papermaker Group. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

Charles was an outstanding athlete and played semi-pro football for the Mexico Millionaires. He also played basketball and baseball. Charles was an avid cribbage player in his later years. During his younger years he loved hunting and fishing at his camp at Cupsuptic Stream. Most of all, Charles loved spending time with his family, participating in outdoor activities and traveling to Scotland to visit extended family.

Surviving are his children, Charleen Chase and husband, Charlie Casey, and their daughter, Jessie, of Bethel, Linda Chambers of Bangor and her children, Christopher and wife, Erin, Matthew and wife, Rachael, and Elizabeth Currier and husband, David, Gail Ellis and husband, Richard, of Strong and their children, Rana and Bruce, Gregory Myles of Rumford, and Glenn Myles and daughter, Brianna of Rumford; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; a sister, Catherine Puiia; and four brothers, Matthew, James, Henry and Orin.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Myles family by visiting their guest book at

Charles A. Myles

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