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Charlie Hale, ’66 1948-2020


Charles Anthony Hale, "Tony" passed away Friday February 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. 


Born June 8, 1948, he was 71. 


Predeceased by his parents, Charles Eldon Hale and Elizabeth Robbins Dersch, Tony was a lifetime resident of Fullerton, attending Golden Hills Elementary, Sunny Hills HS and CSUF. 


Professionally he was a Construction Contractor. His passion was his music. He loved his family, his music and his town. 


Beginning the Facebook Group, Fullerton Musicians of the 60's, his joy was singing the gigs at Bourbon Street. At home, with microphone in hand, Tony sang on TV at the age of 4 and for various community organizations. 


He lived his life fully. 


Tony is survived by his wife Marisa, sister Trudy Ertle, Daughters Summer Hale, Lindsay Saul (Jason), and son Michael Van Tongeren. Grandchildren, Harlow Hale; Coco, Jaggar and Kingston Saul and Adelyn Van Tongeren. Tony also had many nieces and nephews. 


Services are Sunday, March 8th at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary. Viewing will be at 12:00 noon and the service will begin at 1:00 pm. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary


Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 4, 2020


Tony's daughter Summer Hale has left this message on his Facebook account: 



Date: Sunday March 8th 

Time: 12:00pm viewing & 1:00pm Services

Followed by Celebration of Life (AKA - ONE BIG BASH with food, drinks and of course good music, at his house)

McAulay and Wallace Mortuary in Fullerton
902 North Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832

All are welcome - that’s what my Dad would want!


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Bill Stull, SHHS '65 on March 4, 2020 at 11:23 AM said:

I did not know Charlie Hale at SHHS. Although fifty years and a continent away from Fullerton, I feel I know him now, thanks to these inspiring comments by his loving friends.
Bill Brehm ‘66 on March 4, 2020 at 9:41 AM said:

A good guy who will be missed. So many fond memories of him. Golden Hill, Wilshire Jr, SHHS, Ocean View Drive, Little League, POP Warner , many basketball games, ping pong , bike rides to Wilshire Market, 32 Flavors, 6th grade parties and of course watching him sing even as a Cub Scout at age 8. RIP Charlie
Paul Saevig, ‘67 on March 4, 2020 at 8:02 AM said:

Tony was a man of exceptional kindness and compassion, as well as depth. He cared about people, and he was sensitive to their feelings. There was a profound goodness to Tony, and a warmth. He greeted people with genuine pleasure. All that made him a wonderful singer and an unusually fine man. He was someone everyone liked and remembered for a long time.

He owned a house on Malvern that had been in his family for many years. The house was built up above a sloping lawn, and featured a small front porch with a southeast view across the western side of downtown Fullerton. Tony loved to sit out there with a cold beer and enjoy the sun in his city. Of course he’d have music playing. He had music in his heart always.

It’s no exaggeration to say Tony had a noble character.
Avril ‘66 on February 29, 2020 at 4:48 PM said:

I will miss you, Tony. You will always be Tony to me. Be at peace... ??
Condolences to your family... avril

The question marks were supposed to be a heart = (
Jeff Nix '67 on February 29, 2020 at 4:45 PM said:

Charlie, I'm SO glad we were able to spend some time together at the Fullerton Musicians Summer Solstice get together several years back at Bourbon Street. I know you lost your Pop when you were very young and it is my hope the he is now showing you around in heaven! I'll see you on the other side, man. Rest in peace. -Jeff Nix

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