Charles Lincoln Hussey Staub, Jr. – “Charlie”, “Chip” – died at the age of 33 on December 31, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Charlie was born at Yale/New Haven Hospital in Connecticut on March 14, 1987. During his childhood, he lived with his family in the Connecticut towns of Roxbury, New Preston, and Litchfield before later settling in Houston after college. Charlie graduated from the Taft School where he distinguished himself on the varsity rowing team. In college, Charlie attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, forging lifelong bonds with his fraternity brothers from SAE. From his parents and grandparents, he inherited a fascination with history and a profound respect for fairness and justice, culminating in the completion of his law degree from the University of Houston. He was an accomplished lawyer and most recently worked at the law firm of MacIntyre, McCullogh and Stanfield, LLP in Houston.
Charlie returned home often to celebrate holidays to the delight of his family and friends, who would raise aloft the symbolic flag of happiness whenever he made the trip back east. He was a scrabble master, marathon runner, sports enthusiast, and fantasy football aficionado. He was famous for his playful sense of humor and especially for practical jokes with his Mom. Into adulthood, he found great peace while rowing and running, discovering inner strength in the movement and language of his body. He was a strong swimmer, working many summers as a life guard, and was also a skilled snowboarder and skier.
Charlie was loved deeply by his family and wide circle of friends, some of whom he had known since childhood. Charlie was steadfastly devoted to his Golden Retriever, Dakota, whom he raised as a puppy during college and who remained his constant companion until the end.
Charlie was the best of men, loyal and true to all those he cherished. The radiance of his smile brought joy to all those around him – and the immediacy of his green eyes were windows into his generous and kind nature. Charlie is survived by his beloved mother and father, Dale DeSanto Staub and Dr. Charles Lincoln Hussey Staub, Sr. (Litchfield CT), his beloved sister Dale Alexandra Staub (d. Daniel Morosani – Litchfield CT), his beloved sister Jacqueline Reed Staub (Easthampton MA), his maternal grandmother Mabel DeSanto (Lake Grove NY), and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.