Charles Brown Lingamfelter III of Mashpee, 78, died September 3 after a battle with several health issues.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Janet (Shaw) and Charles Brown Lingamfelter Jr. As part of a US Air Force family, he and his younger brothers grew up at USAF bases around the United States and the world, including China, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and Hawaii.
He graduated from McClean High School in Virginia and accepted his congressional appointment to the US Air Force Academy. A member of the 15th Squadron, he graduated with the Class of 1965.
Shortly after graduation, Mr. Lingamfelter moved to Massachusetts when he was posted to Hanscom Air Force Base. While stationed there he met Katharine Foote, who would become his wife of 54 years.
Following his next assignment in Biloxi, Mississippi, the couple moved to Wiesbaden, in what was then West Germany, where he worked in computers and coached youth sports in his spare time.
After returning stateside, Mr. Lingamfelter was honorably discharged from the Air Force and the family entered civilian life outside Boston. He earned a master of business administration degree from Northeastern University.
With his wife Mr. Lingamfelter founded a number of businesses over the following decades, including several software companies. One of the first, Interactive Systems, Inc., was ultimately sold this year.
For many years Mr. Lingamfelter and his family enjoyed sailing, quahogging and other recreation at their home in Mashpee.
In addition to his wife, he leaves three children, Charles C. Lingamfelter, Stacy S. Lingamfelter and Bronson C. Lingamfelter; two brothers, Christian I. Lingamfelter and Dr. Robert S. Lingamfelter; five grandchildren; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Peter S. Lingamfelter; and a grandson.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, John-Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 3778 Falmouth Road in Marstons Mills.