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Chuck Gomer '67

April 2022

We’ll miss the perpetual smile of Chuck Gomer, who died December 21 at his home in Aquia Harbor, Virginia. Chuck prepared himself for a distinguished career in financial management during his Gilman days, learning the art of dressing for success. As classmates struggled to pass for presentable, Chuck showed up in monogrammed shirts and blazers bedecked by a coat-of-arms on the breast pocket — about as uptown as it got in 1967. Chuck had that cosmopolitan, polished look down pat, and he wore it well.

Chuck spent many summers growing up in Ocean City, Maryland, where his parents owned and managed apartment buildings and put him to work. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he entered the fixed income security business, managing portfolios for Delaware Management Company, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley and Davenport & Company, where he was a founder of Davenport Asset Management’s fixed income division. Upon his retirement in February 2021, Chuck was senior vice president for fixed income investments.

Chuck got around. Ocean City, Carolina’s Outer Banks and barrier islands near Cape Charles, Virginia. Trips to Germany, England, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and France. Really loved Paris. Scuba diving at Grand Turk and Cozumel. Rafting the Colorado. Dedicated attendee of The Rolling Stones concerts. Golfer and early morning swimmer. Avid follower of North Carolina’s basketball and lacrosse fortunes. Longtime member of North South Skirmish Association, a black powder shooting competition held in various locations throughout the south. The group made their own ammunition, sewed their woolen uniforms by hand and erected replica encampments.

In 2017, Chuck met Alejandra Rose Lukaszew. Described as “the love of his life,” they married in 2018. Survivors include his wife Ale, two daughters and three siblings. His nieces and nephews called Chuck “Uncle Goofy.” The grandkids called him G-Dad. The family suggests we think of Chuck the next time we hear his favorite, the Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

reported by Key Kidder '67


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