Charles Spencer Chapman

Charles Spencer Chapman, of League City, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Galveston, Texas at the age of 57.  He was born on June 30, 1960 in Plattsburgh, New York to Jack A. Chapman and Rose M. LaBarre.  Charlie spent 22 years with the New York State Police Department and moved to Texas in 2005 with his family.  Charlie was a loving husband, father, family member and friend.  He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary Catholic Church as Deputy Grand Knight. He is survived by his wife Catherine, son Peter F. Chapman, daughters Danielle E. Chapman, Julia S. Chapman, sisters Cindy Wieszczynski, Bonnie Riccardi and husband Pat, Tina White and husband Steve, mother and father-in-law Jim and Sharon Veley, sister-in-laws Lucinda Weyer and husband Harry, Carolin Miller, Colleen Maxwell and husband Derek, Chris Regan and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:30am with a Mass at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker, League City, Texas 77573 with Father Howard Drabek officiating. Memorial gifts in Charlie Chapman’s name can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker, League City, Texas 77573.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed time spent with Charlie and the family.

    Mike and Penny Letcher
  2. Charlie was a great man and I feel so blessed to have known him! My heart goes out to Cathy and his children. He loved you all so much! Hold on to the amazing memories you have of Charlie! I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts! Love you all, Julia

    Julia Adler-Deyett
  3. My sincere condolences to the Chapman family.

    I have know Charlie since 10-18-82, because we were classmates in the academy. Charlie and I worked together and stayed in contact during his time with the state police. His wife Cathy was a dear friend and we all spent memorable times together. Since Charlie and Cathy moved to Texas, I didn’t hear too much from him. Charlie was a great man, a great friend and a great husband. My prayers are with Cathy and the kids.

    Aaron Roberts
    • Hard to believe……good friend and workmate

      Walter Morris
  4. Dear Chapman Family,

    I didn’t know Charles very well, but had interactions several times at KC events.

    He seemed like a great guy.

    My wife & I will be praying for him & for you.

    Kim Richardson
  5. When I was weak of mind, you were rational and put it all back into perspective.
    Cathy, Danielle, Pete, Julia, he and HE are with you always. Charlie was devoted to his family and his faith and put every effort to do his best to all that was part of his life. He was so proud. Your friendship and laughter are missed.
    We will meet again my friend.

    Jovita Cantu
  6. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Cathy, Peter, Danielle, and Julia, for the loss of their father. Charlie was greatly loved and cherished by us all, and he will be sorely missed. He and you all will be in our prayers.

    Much love.

    Cindy Wieszczynski, David Dearden, Scott Dearden, and Brian Dearden

    cindy wieszczynski
  7. Cathy and family, our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Charlie was a great man who will be truly missed. Cherish the memories you have; he will be with you forever in your hearts. Love you all and wish we could be there for you. Love, Laurie & John Regan and family

    John & Laurie Regan
  8. My sincerest condolences to Charlie’s entire family, friends and former co workers.

    Joe Brancato
  9. I knew Charlie from his time as Union Rep with the NYSPIA. He was a great guy. Condolences to his family, May he rest in peace !

    Kevin Murray
  10. I worked with Charlie for many years and thought the world of him. RIP and condolences to the family.

    Deborah Snyder
  11. The Charlie I knew was gentle and always willing to get involved for the good of mankind. Charlie and I met almost two years ago, but it felt like I’ve known him forever. I had nothing but admiration for him. Apart from seeing him at the Council meetings, we also met at the Chapter meetings and at the 4th Degree turnouts.

    Brother Charlie was a very good man and he will be missed. My condolences to his wife Cathy and their children and his other loved ones.
    Love you, Charlie!

    Ken Oradiegwu
  12. Charlie was a great man and a dear colleague to many. His kindness and integrity was the highest I have seen in a human being. His true desire to help anyone he could is a testament to the man he was. May God have Grace upon his family, as he is called Charlie home for a greater opportunity to be with the Lord.

    Eugene Hall
  13. My deepest condolences. I worked with Charlie at SP Baldwinsville and he truly was an honest and professional person and Trooper. He was one of my mentors at Baldwinsville and will be greatly missed. I will keep him in my prayers.

    Mike Eberl
  14. To Cathy and family – I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great man who loved his family and friends. May God comfort you in your time of grief –
    Bernie Feldmann; NYSP ret – NYSPIA Troop A

    Bernie Feldmann
  15. I have known Charlie since he joined General Plastics & Composites in Human Resources. It was always clear to me that he was committed to his family, his work, and the GP&C employees. Charlie was truly a great man and person in every one of the roles he had.

    Sincere regards and my sympathy & prayers to Cathy, Peter, Danielle, and Julia.
    Suzanne Miller
    Vantage Associates-West, Inc.

    Suzanne Miller
  16. My thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and the kids. Charlie was a gentleman and I truly enjoyed working with him and the friendship we developed. Rest in Peace old friend.

    Harrison Greeney - NYSP/Retired
  17. Cathy, Peter, Danielle and Julia, our deepest condolences and love in this difficult time. Charlie was a great and respected brother and man, who took great care of his family. He will be missed and is in our prayers. Love Bonnie and Pat Riccardi.

    patrick riccardi
  18. Charlie will be dearly missed at GP and C

    Woo Family
  19. Whether it was ushering at Mass, serving donuts in Cargill Hall with the Knights of Columbus, working the Silent Auction at the parish Bazaar or whatever else someone needed, there was Charlie and often with Cathy working right with him. So incase you haven’t heard a big thank you, Charlie and Cathy, here is a huge one – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. You are forever appreciated and, Charlie, you will certainly be missed around here.
    Sandy Dunn, New Year’s Eve – 2017

    Sandy Dunn
  20. Dear Chapman Family, We wish we could express the sorrow we feel, just knowing you are bearing a loss so profound. May it comfort you to know that others care… If we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know. We offer our prayers and condolences.

    Llanes Family
  21. Dear Cathy, Peter, Danielle & Julia,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Charlie’s spirit will forever live on in each of you – May you find peace & comfort knowing that you have a new Angel to watch over & to guide you always.
    Feel his presence & see the signs, they will be everywhere.

    Forever in our hearts – Chris & Tom Chudyk

    Chris Chudyk
  22. Dear Cathy and family, our sincere condolences and prayers and love to you. So sorry Charlie had to leave so soon. We are heartbroken for you and are here for you whenever you need us. Love the Smeccas.

    Sherry Smecca
  23. Charlie was a wonderful mentor & co-worker that was truly one of a kind. He was humble, thoughtful & sincere. He always spoke so highly of his family & was such a proud father. I am thankful to have gained a friendship with him. Sending my heartfelt thoughts & prayers to the entire family. My condolences for your loss.

    Johanna Brown
  24. My condolences to my cousin Cathy and her children Peter, Danielle and Julia.

    Hollis F. Veley III
  25. Dear Cathy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Charlie’s sudden death and illness.

    Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    I worked with Charlie at General Pmastics & Composites. He was such a nice man to work with and everyone just loved Charlie. He was always smiling and very happy and laughed at the office craziness.

    He was very professional abd enjoyed working in Human Resources helping employees.

    He will be missed very much by all of the people he worked with, whose lives he touched and crossed.


    Maureen Pendleton

    Maureen Pendleton

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