In Memory

Chuck Drexelius


1946 - 2021

Gaylord Charles Drexelius, age 74, entered into rest Saturday, June 5, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Drexelius was born October 30, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Martin and Kalya Drexelius. His primary occupation was as an educator and later in sales. He was a communicant of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. He enjoyed friends, laughter, Las Vegas, and Colombo. He was a wonderful cook and had a keen sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Regina Drexelius, and two sisters.

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fairfield Street, with The Very Reverend Father Gregory Wilson as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Aiken Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649-6234), has charge of arrangements.

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10/10/22 11:49 AM #1    

Ann Greenberg (Bliss)

I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing.  I always cared about him.  He was friendly and lots of fun.  I'd missed him at the last couple of reunions.  I hope he had an easy transition and I wish his family and close friends well as they deal with his passing.

10/10/22 02:47 PM #2    

Linda Whitaker (Disher)

I didn't know Chuck well but his presence  was undeniable.  He was always kind, smiling, and had a quick hello.  I'm so sorry for his loss, my condolences to his family.

10/10/22 05:08 PM #3    

Carol Friedman (Green)

I was very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. We were in Drama Club together, and he was a budding actor in high school. He exuded friendliness always. He always had the biggest smile on his face and such a welcoming way about him.  I enjoyed talking to him at the 40th reunion hearing about his teaching experiences. That was the last time I saw him. My condolences to everyone whose life he touched. May he Rest In Peace.

10/11/22 04:33 AM #4    

Chuck Johnson

Chuck was a great guy. He was a gifted piano player, mellifluous singer, tremendous athlete, and great actor. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage w/ him at Woodward on several occasions, most notably portraying a pair of executioneers (think Mutt & Jeff size-wise, me 4’11, him 6+). I don’t think the playwright intended our roles to be humorous. But when Mr. Aug, the Director, heard us sing, he loved the startling contrast between our solo’s: Chuck’s was Ensemble-quality; mine was unintentionally so out of tune that but for Chuck’s initial gem no tune would have been discernible. I had the pleasure of becoming reacquainted w/ Chuck when he lived briefly in AZ some 20 years ago. What a great and talented guy.  


10/16/22 05:26 PM #5    

Marilyn Russak (Bolnick)

Chuck was larger than life! From his booming voice, To his big dimples, you always knew he was in the room. He was a gentle soul.

I hope he had a happy life.

10/16/22 06:35 PM #6    

June Sheppard (Abner)

Chuck was one of the most likeable guys in high school.  He was friendly, funny and had a great sense of humor. My condolences to his wife and two sisters.

10/18/22 03:28 PM #7    

Elinda Fishman (Kiss)

I remember Chuck from Mr. Anaple's speech and drama classes and from Drama Club. He was talented and friendly. We had many conversations about future careers and plans. He signed my senior yearbook "F.C. Waters" (his role in Showcase) "Drex" and Gaylord, but I always thought of him as "Chuck". As he wrote in that yearbook, "Its been a blast knowing you all these years. Don't forget all the fun we had together."  Back atcha, Chuck. I will miss you. Sympathy to Regina and his family.

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