Knights of Columbus
Washington State Council
State Deputy 1987 - 1989


Charles A. Sohnly

     Charles A. Sohnly was born January 31, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Catholic elementary school and graduated from Central Catholic High in June 1948.

     He served as an apprentice in the printing industry and was elevated to journeyman after his discharge from the Army. He served in the US Army from January 1951 to January 1953 and including 15 months in Korea as a mail clerk.

     He married Charlotte in January 1953 at St. Alphonsus Church in Ballard and moved to Toledo, Ohio where he continued working in the printing industry. They moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 1963. They purchased a home in Lynnwood.

     Chuck joined the Order July, 1966 and became active in the Father Chirouse Council. He was elected DGK in 1972 and GK in 1973. He joined the Fourth Degree in 1976 and became a charter member of the Lynnwood-Bothell Bicentennial Assembly 1707. He served as DD#1 in 1976-78 and elected State Warden by the State Officers after the death of State Deputy Bill Witte in September 1978, serving as State Warden until 1981. He was elected State Advocate 1981-83; State Treasurer 1983-85; State Secretary 1985-87; State Deputy 1987-89 and Immediate Past State Deputy 1989-1991.

     Chuck and Charlotte had five children - three girls and two boys. Chuck worked and retired from the University of Washington Department of Printing after 25 years and a total of 44 years in the printing industry.

     He couldn't stand retirement and went to work as Membership Director for Mac App Developers Association, a non-profit association of software developers enhancing Apple Computer programs. Chuck died in 1995.