Charles H. Weinbaum Jr.

November 23, 1926 - January 13, 2023

Charles H Weinbaum, Jr. was born on November 23rd, 1926 in Beaumont, TX. Charles “Charlie” grew up loving hunting, fishing, and sports. As a boy, he enjoyed his summers at Camp Stewart for Boys in Hunt, Texas. Charlie attended Beaumont High School where he was a leader and very proud Royal Purple Scholar/Athlete. As a senior, he was awarded the “John Gray Scholar/Athlete Award” in 1942. After graduating high school, Charlie attended The A&M College of Texas majoring in Industrial Engineering. While at A&M, Charlie lettered in basketball and was a member of the Hillel Club, the Beaumont A&M Hometown Club, and the Corps of Cadets.

In 1945, Charlie was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was in Scottsdale, Arizona training for action in the Pacific Theatre when the war ended. After the war, Charlie returned to A&M to complete his degree and graduated in 1947. Post-graduation, Charlie came home to Beaumont and joined his father in the Weinbaum Insurance Agency. After a one-year stint in graduate school at NYU, Charlie returned home to enter the insurance and real estate business.

In 1952, Charlie married Gloria Wynn. They were married for 53 years and had five children: Rebecca Hovland, Charles H (Bo) Weinbaum III, Daniel Weinbaum, Jonathan Weinbaum, and Bernard Weinbaum; eight grandchildren: Amanda Hovland, Elana Weinbaum, Kayley Weinbaum, Alisa Hovland McCarthy, Julia Weinbaum Andes, Parker Weinbaum, Payton Weinbaum, and Nathaniel Weinbaum; and three great-grandchildren: Ethan Charles Czerwonky, Myla Wynn McCarthy, and Maxi Maeve McCarthy.

In addition to family life, Charlie was very active and involved within the Beaumont community. He served as a volunteer and contributor to dozens of educational and nonprofit organizations throughout his life. Some of his many contributions include his membership in the Rotary Club of Beaumont where he served on the board of directors as well as president, founder and chairman of the “Camp Enterprise” program, member of the Jaycees, president of the Beaumont Club, and member of the YMBL where he served on the board of directors. Charlie also served as a member of the Grand Jury and was a founder of Texas Bank of Beaumont. In addition, Charlie established the Beaumont A&M Club “Outstanding Teacher of the Year Appreciation Award Program” and ran the program for over 40 years.

For 17 years, Charlie served the West End Little League as coach to each of his four boys and hundreds of children, teaching baseball and sportsmanship. In 1973, his all-star team even competed for the state championship in Waco, TX.

Charlie loved all of his high school and college classmates. For decades, Charlie organized and ran each of his high school and college class reunions. After all this experience, he authored “How to Plan a Successful High School Reunion.” Charlie served as both official and unofficial class agents for both his high school and his Texas A&M class for many years.

In 2014, Charlie was honored, along with James Broussard, to receive the first ever “Rabbi Samuel J. Rossinger Humanitarian Award” presented by Temple Emanuel in Beaumont. He was also a “Paul Harris Fellow” of Rotary International. Of all the many awards and recognition that Charlie received over the years, being named “Aggie Parents of the Year” in 1982 alongside his wife Gloria, and later being named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M in 2008 were among the greatest honors of his life.

Charles H Weinbaum, Jr. lived a long, happy, healthy, and productive life. His generosity, kindness, and positivity left an indelible mark on all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, 1120 Broadway, Beaumont, Texas 77701; Beaumont A&M Club, Southeast Texas A&M Foundation, P.O. Box 22902, Beaumont, Texas 77720; Camp Stewart: GTS Alumni Family and Friends (with Charlie Weinbaum Scholarship mentioned), Camp Stewart 612 FM 1340, Hunt, Texas 78024; or an organization of one’s choice.

A gathering of Mr. Weinbaum’s family and friends will be on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas. His funeral service will be on Friday, January 20th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 1120 Broadway, Beaumont, Texas. His interment will follow at Hebrew Rest Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas, with a reception to follow in the Swerdlow – Roosth Social Hall in the Samuel Rosinger Center at Temple Emanuel.

If you are unable to attend in person, a virtual option is available via zoom. The link and password to the ceremony is below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81994397764?pwd=L2JmejQwTHRDaHFrNG8wbjVVZG85QT09

Passcode: emanuel

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • January 19, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Temple Emanuel
  • 1120, Broadway St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • January 20, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Committal

Hebrew Rest Cemetery
  • 2219, Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas, 77703,
  • January 20, 2023

Comments (23)

    Barbara Vaughn says:

    Charlie was such a wonderful man. We have such respect for him and and the way he lived in his life.
    Our sincere condolences for you loss.
    Barb & John Vaughn

    Amy Wise says:

    Bo, I’m sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family.

    Dan and Cara Eisen says:

    It has been an honor and privilege to know Charlie Weinbaum.He always had a kind word and smile.He made the Jewish holidays very special simply by being there.His humor and warmth will greatly be missed.
    Dan and Cara Eisen

    Paula Bothe says:

    Oh, how I will miss my “Energizer Bunny” Aggie! He was always charming and friendly, supportive and helpful, and he possessed a wicked sense of humor. We shared a silly phrase and he never failed to exclaim it when we greeted one another. How are you? “Okie dokie!” Oh, Charlie, you were more than okie dokie. You were the best of the best. A lot of hearts are broken at losing you. Your memory is and will remain a blessing to all who knew you. Deepest sympathy to your family and many friends. pb

    Amy Kirwin Eaves says:

    Prayers of comfort and peace for the family of Charlie Weinbaum. I know his passing leaves an empty space in your lives. He was a wonderful, cheerful man and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Mr. Weinbaum ❤️

    David & Michelle Howells says:

    Mr. Weinbaum was a true gentleman and leader. He will be remembered by us for his kindness, generous spirit and dignity. We will miss him. Condolences to his family. God bless you.

    David Broussard says:

    I was so impressed with Mr. Weinbaum’s zest and energy – He was so loved by mom and Dad (Alex and Marie) –
    Earliest memories were seeing him and his family at the BCC – by the pool –
    Those were great times indeed!

    David B

    Walter Brocato says:

    God bless Charlie Weinbaum ! I am sorry to hear he has passed. He was such a nice and kind and smart person. I enjoyed knowing him. He was my father ‘s friend and he was my friend. He was a fixture at the Beaumont Club for the lunch bunch. He will be missed.

    Ed Garrod says:

    Coach Weinbaum was such a great Aggie and he will not be forgotten! Who else could have made the Red Tops become the Maroon Tops and win it all? Thank you for all your baseball wisdom you shared! I will miss you! Gig Em!

    Angela and Ray Baker says:

    Charlie was a true gentleman. One of the good guys, for sure. Prayers of peace for his family.

    Adelle Hedleston says:

    Was saddened to hear of the passing of Charlie. He did a lot for the city of Beaumont as well as Texas A&M. End of an era for sure. He will be missed.

    Jim Ishee says:

    RIP Charlie my friend over 50 plus years Prayers for the family as I pray.

    Mark Browning says:

    It was our honor to know Charlie through Texas A&M groups. His impact on Beaumont will last for years to come. Our condolences and prayers of comfort to all of the family. Nancy & Mark Browning

    Kennith Young says:

    I met Mr. Weinbaum in 2011 and rented an office from him. He was a very kind man. I last spoke with him over the phone in 2020. Sorry to learn of his passing. Condolences to the family.

    Tony Brocato says:

    Mr Weinbaum was my father’s good friend. He was a very good person. My late father, Anthony Brocato, would see him at lunches at the Beaumont Club. I enjoyed talking to Mr Weinbaum. Our prayers are for him and his family.

    Jim Petkovsek says:

    In my youth there are people that had a positive impact on my life that even today I can say their influence guides me still today. Charlie Weinbaum was one of them. I offer my condolences to the family but know he lives on in all that crossed paths with him.

    FRED & BARBARA Kristiansen says:

    We have known Charlie for over 50 years and he is a great
    fellow Aggie and Rotarian and he will certainly be missed by all. Our thoughts also go to his Family.

    Kathryn Herzog says:

    I’m heartbroken to learn of his passing. I was his pharmacist at Market Basket and absolutely looked forward EVERY Saturday to his visits where he’d call me his “honey” and give me a big hug. He was such a good man. I will never forget him and will miss him forever.

    Michael Wolf says:

    Charlie was a great friend and never met a stranger. He was kind and thoughtful and dedicated to his family, A&M, his faith, Beaumont and the Rotary Club. We will miss Charlie who lived a wonderful live and made our lives better by knowing Charlie. Gig em my friend and we will say Here at Muster. Michael and Cynthia

    s. L. Greenberg says:

    Charlie was a devoted father, a loyal-to-the-core Aggie, and a caring friend. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

    Chrissy Neal says:

    Prayers of comfort for all of Mr. Weinbaum’s family. I’ll always remember what a kind, “gentle”man he was.
    Chrissy Dryden Neal

    Barry W Bryant says:

    Coach, you made your mark here on earth!!! I’ll certainly miss seeing you!

    JackWheat says:

    My sincere condolences to the Weinbaum clan. Charlie was one of my best friends – always a pleasure to share his company. I am so sorry.

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