Celebrating a century

Charles Rocheleau still feels 25. As he marked his 100th birthday this month, he said the trick to continuing to feel spry lies in eating lots of dairy products and reading voraciously to keep his mind active.

Taking part in a 100th birthday celebration for Charles Rocheleau (seated) at United Bank in downtown Charles Town are staff members (standing) Tammy Taulton, Terry Mumaw, Jayme Mills, Jessica Robinson, Amanda Lowery, Bianca Busey, Market President Devin McCreery and (kneeling) Hayley Sundstrom, Courtni Williams and Michele Dick.

Taking part in a 100th birthday celebration for Charles Rocheleau
(seated) at United Bank in downtown Charles Town are staff
members (standing) Tammy Taulton, Terry Mumaw, Jayme Mills,
Jessica Robinson, Amanda Lowery, Bianca Busey, Market President
Devin McCreery and (kneeling) Hayley Sundstrom, Courtni
Williams and Michele Dick.

Staff members at United Bank on Washington Street in Charles Town, where he has banked for the last half-century, greeted him with a party on his birthday April 10.
Rocheleau came to Charles Town in 1960 after retiring from the Navy, where his fluency in French had kept him in demand as an interpreter. He served five years in France, five in Germany and five in the Far East, among many other posts.
“He is a longtime great customer,” said Devin McCreery, the bank’s market president for the Eastern Panhandle. “What better time to celebrate?”

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One Response to Celebrating a century

  1. Jeanne Rocheleau Palermo

    Thanks for celebrating with our beloved uncle. Many of my brothers and sisters hailing from Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware were able to gather in Charles Town that weekend to honor him on this important milestone.

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