Charles H. Weinbaum Jr.
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:
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
- 1120, Broadway St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
- January 20, 2023
- 11:00 am
Hebrew Rest Cemetery
- 2219, Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas, 77703,
- January 20, 2023