Celebrating the life and accomplishments of Charles Albert Styler, family man, noted television videographer, and devoted member of ...

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Senate Resolution No. 676


CELEBRATING the life and accomplishments of
Charles Albert Styler, family man, noted television
videographer, and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, There are certain outstanding members of our community who,
through their selfless commitment and dedication, have served to better
the quality of life in our community and have had a measurable positive
impact on the lives of its residents; Charles A. Styler was one such
individual; and

WHEREAS, It is with profound sorrow and deep regret that this
Legislative Body records the passing of Charles A. Styler, noting the
significance of his purposeful life and accomplishments; and

WHEREAS, Charles A. Styler of Southampton, Long Island, died on
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the age of 81; and

WHEREAS, Charles A. Styler was born to Claire (Keen) and Albert
Jensen Styler on February 1, 1940, in Queens, New York; at the young age
of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and attended Radioman Class
"A" School; for four years, he proudly served his country as a radio
operator aboard the first United States Navy ship, the USS Maury, to
enter the Black Sea since the Yalta Conference; and

WHEREAS, In 1957, Charles A. Styler, affectionately known to many as
Charlie, and his friends were driving on Hill Street in Southampton,
when he noticed his future wife, Virginia, sitting on a cement wall;
from this moment on, they were inseparable and the couple married on
June 9, 1962, and raised their family in North Sea, Long Island; and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service, Charles A.
Styler held several occupations including ticket agent for Swiss Air,
customer engineer for IBM, cabinetmaker, bartender, ship-to-shore radio
operator for ITT, ham radio operator, master carpenter, and
videographer/editor for Public Access TV for Cablevision at Riverhead;

WHEREAS, Charles A. Styler always gave 100 percent to everything he
did, however, his favorite job was serving as a television videographer
for the Village and Town of Southampton; along with the former
Southampton Village Mayor, Joseph P. Romanoski, Jr., he started the
local television station for governmental and educational programming
which is now known as SeaTV; and

WHEREAS, In this capacity, Charles A. Styler filmed numerous
community events such as the children's play at the Southampton Fresh
Air Home, Christmas with Santa at the Southampton Cultural Center or the
Hampton Bays Fire Department or the North Sea Fire Department, the Boy
Scouts of America's Eagle Scout Awards, Our Lady of the Hamptons
children's plays, high school plays in Westhampton, the Rising Stars
series at Southampton's Cultural Center, the Southampton Village Fourth
of July Parade, the Committee on Veterans Affairs Memorial Day and
Veterans Day events, children's school plays, the Veterans Flag Ceremony

at the Hampton Bays Elementary School, the Kiwanis Police Awards, the
Southampton Village Fire Department muster, the Saint Patrick's Day
Parades in both Hampton Bays and Westhampton, Martin Luther King
Breakfast at the Rogers Memorial Library, the Hampton Classic Horse
Show, and Southampton College lectures, as well as graduation exercises
for Southampton High School, Riverhead High School, Pierson High School
and Mattituck High School; and

WHEREAS, In addition to creating many videos for his community free
of charge, and some at his own expense, Charles A. Styler was a member
of the Southampton School District's Board of Education, the Combined
Veterans Organization and North Sea Community Association, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, and his five year-old son,
Richard, Charles A. Styler is survived by his wife of 58 years,
Virginia; one sister, Janet Wilson; four children, Lisa Milby, Katherine
(Brian) Feldman, Michael (Gina) Styler, and John (Raquel) Styler; 11
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous
colleagues, neighbors and friends who will long cherish his cheerful
smile and his positive attitude; and

WHEREAS, Charles A. Styler's infinite selflessness and benevolence
will shine on through his family's vivid and happy memories; his insight
and strength will forever serve as a beacon of love, light and hope to
the countless lives he touched; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Charles A. Styler leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
who were privileged to have known and loved such an amazing man; he will
be deeply missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
celebrate the life and accomplishments of Charles Albert Styler, family
man, noted television videographer, and devoted member of his community;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Charles A. Styler.


  • 28 / Apr / 2021
  • 04 / May / 2021
  • 04 / May / 2021

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