Charles E. Nightingale, 68, Como Park, died July 9, in a house fire. He was a Navy veteran. While in the Navy, he survived a near-fatal training accident at Camp Lejeune before he was slated to head to Vietnam. An elaborate rock garden made up Nightingale’s front yard, and he was an avid book collector. Neighbors remember him as a conversationalist.

He is survived by three aunts and several cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 16 at Holy Childhood Catholic Church.

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