Charles T. “Charlie” Michaelian

Charles T. (“Charlie”) Michaelian joined his wife Joann, son Paul, parents Karekin and Katharine, brothers Kenneth and Harry, and many, many others in Heavenly Glory on March 27, 2024.  Born November 23, 1927, Charlie married Joann Morledge in 1957 and moved to Newport News in 1965, where they raised four children.  An accomplished CPA, he worked at Newport News Shipbuilding in the Contracts Administration Department until his retirement in 1988. 

Charlie was an avid golfer and played as often as allowed at Williamsburg County Club and Kiln Creek Golf Club.  He passed on his love of the sport to his children, with one son eventually becoming a golf professional in the USGA.

Charlie also had an incredible passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus.  As an active member and elder at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church for over 55 years, he led numerous Bible studies and Sunday School classes.  Charlie also served as a teacher in the Southeastern Correction Ministry for over 25 years.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Joann in 2002 and his son Paul in 2023.  Survivors include son Tom (Jeanine) of Ashburn, VA, son Richard (Rebecca) of Mechanicsburg, PA, and daughter Margaret DeJournette of Burlington, NC.  Lovingly known as “Big Daddy” by his 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, he will forever be remembered for his humor, encouragement and positive impact he made upon his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to either of Charlie’s favorite charities: Hosanna Industries, PO Box 719, Gibsonia, PA 15044 or the Morledge, Hodge, Michaelian Christian Servant Endowment, Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127.   


  1. Eddie Tison

    Tom and family: Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You certainly had him with you for a long time, but I know he will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  2. T Dru Stowe

    Charlie has been waiting for God to come bring him home for many years now. I know there is nobody happier to be in his Saviour’s presence than Charlie. He lived what he believed, which is the best sermon of all.

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