Condolences for Charles M. Hundley

Joanne & Steve Forbes posted on 6/14/22

To Christine, Denny and the Hundley family. We offer our sincere condolences for the passing of your loved one, Charles. I am sure you will have many memories to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you well. Joanne & Steve Forbes


David Embry posted on 6/14/22

Saddened by the news of Charles’ passing. Condolences from all your cousins.


Darrell B. Embry posted on 6/14/22

I am so sorry to hear the news Barbara. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to let me know.


Kim Sheahan Sanford posted on 6/14/22

To all of the Hundley family - Know that Charles will always be in the hearts of the staff of the Spurlock Museum. His dedication was constant and true, and his smile and laugh brightened the cloudiest day. Barbara, my thoughts and warm wishes are with you always. I look forward to seeing you again when we can share the joy of your lives together. Your strength has been unwavering. Know that you are loved.


Richard McGuire posted on 6/13/22

Barbara, I am so sorry at your loss of Charles. Lou has kept me well informed at Charles' condition. I have no doubt that Charles was comforted and strengthened by your care and concern. Dick


Richard McGuire posted on 6/13/22

Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss. Lou kept me well informed about Charles situation. Without a doubt, Charles felt strengthened and comforted by your care and concern.


Steven and Judy Shelton posted on 6/13/22

As we journey through life, it’s ups and downs and curve balls, we are blessed to have those soldiers God places in our path who teach us to overcome obstacles with joy, determination and a heart dispositioned to simply do what is right, good and of benefit to the world. This was Charles’s legacy. In our last conversation he was home bound, supported by the stalwart courage of Barbara, always recognized for her frank optimism, unfailing devotion and overall enthusiasm for life regardless of the hurdles present in it. The message lived between the two of them was to live life fully in sickness, in health, for better, for worse with the joy of the Lord fully present in the blessings of each day and remembrances. That day, as in every other, Charles was focused on overcoming. We each recalled all too well the many times each of us had escaped the life’s final call, quite aware that someday would, indeed, be the last and we would leave grateful for the journey; blessed to have overcome earlier trials and yet knowingly happy to be in the presence of the Lord. For now, we are grateful for the many ways Charles taught us what it means to overcome, regardless of life’s circumstances and curve balls and, most of all, to be filled with the joy of savoring every moment. Charles will be missed but his optimistic overcoming will forever remain until we join him in life’s greatest reward.


Ronald R Hermann posted on 6/13/22

Barb, I always enjoyed visits with you and Charles on many occasions at UI Alumni and Foundation events. We pray that you will negotiate the challenges of not having Charles in your life. Ron


Gregg (Zig) Sponsky posted on 6/13/22

My condolences to you and your family, Barb. "Hot Rod" was a lot of fun and will be greatly missed.


Minako & Kozo Yabe posted on 6/12/22

Dear Barbara, Minako and I felt very sorry to hear the loss of Charles. We would like to bring our sincere condelences to you and your family. We pray for his good rest in peace from Tokyo.


Diane - From Georgia posted on 6/12/22

Mr. Charles - I will always have fond memories of you over 30 + years. I appreciated so how you wanted me fully to enjoy my retirement. I remember your gracious help as I mapped a plan. We will watch over Barbara or Barbie in your absence. Rest in Peace.


Diane - From Georgia posted on 6/12/22

Mr. Charles


Joan Mahon posted on 6/12/22

Dear Barbara, we hold you in our hearts and prayers as we remember your beloved Charles. Fondly, we recall so many memorable times together in NY and IL - especially the U of I Wind Symphony at Carnegie Hall, our stay at the New York Athletic Club and a visit to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site to see our favorite President's home - Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay. It was very special to receive a tour of the Spurlock Museum by you and Charles in 2013. We love you very much and are so sorry for your loss.


Peter and Constance (Lessaris) Fellios posted on 6/11/22

Charles suffered too much the last few years, but he certainly made a difference in many lives during his professional life, and even moreso, as a volunteer for many worthy causes. Charles and Barbara have led a beautiful life together, positively affecting so many of us with your genuine love and friendship. We thank God for you in our lives, Barbara (and Charles). May God continue to give you strength. May Charles's memory be eternal. (We attended church this morning, and lit a large candle for Charles that Peter placed on the altar.) All our love always!



Maria Morris posted on 6/11/22

So many fond memories from Champaign and Chicago, often shared over a bottle of wine. Thank you Charles- An amazing friend and mentor, you will always be remembered, and live on in the work and people you influenced and loved.