CHARLES STUART VIA
Served as Camp Commander on several
occasions including terms in:
1956-1958, 1965-1966, and 1975-1978. He was one of our most revered commanders and a constant contributor who was always willing to lend a hand whenever the Camp was in need of leadership. He was born in 1907 and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1929. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1936, and began teaching in 1939 at Kirkwood High School. Charles Via was also an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Phi Delta Kappa, and the 1st Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood. He retired in 1972, and moved to San Diego, California in 1989. Charles Via was a 25 year member of Sterling Price Camp #145. He died on June 1st, 1992 in San Diego, at the age of 85 years. He was laid out at the Bopp Chapel on Manchester Road, and buried at St. Paul’s Churchyard Cemetery, 7600 Rock Hill Road.
Sources; Missouri Historical Society, Necrology File