Charles Margolis



JACKSONVILLE - Charles Issaac Margolis, 34, died at home Thursday, October 5, 2017 after a brave and lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was born in Fayetteville, NC and was a longtime resident of Manassas, VA.
He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Margolis; sister, Genna Roach; father, Charles W. Roach; his special aunt, Nita Margolis; as well as his aunts, uncles, and many cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Aleane and Leon Margolis; and fraternal grandparents, Betty Jo and Charles Elwood Roach.
Charles was employed by the US State Dept. in Washington, DC in security operations. Through his job, he traveled to every state in the Union and took full advantage of all the opportunities presented to him. He lived life to the fullest. He saw and did in 34 years more than most people ever dream of accomplishing. He made friends all over the world and particularly cherished his “magfest & comi-con” family. He also had a strong connection to the Hawaiian philosophy of “Ohana means Family.” “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”
The family would like to extend special thanks for the loving care provided to Charles by Southeastern Medical Oncology Center - Dr. Debra Miller, Dr. Nagesh Jayaram, Patty, Sam, Vanessa, Rebecca, Caressa, Cathy, Angela, Christine, Kendra, Dani, Amy, Summer, Donna, Larisa and Kim. Thanks also to Community Hospice caregivers, Allison, Marina, Tina, Patrick, Jennifer, and Karen; the staff at Onslow Oncology Radiology and Josh and Heather from radiology; and Dr. Randazzo and her team at Duke Brain Tumor Center. Also, deep appreciation to the countless others who provided kindness and support to Charles and his family.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel. Burial will follow at Jacksonville City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday morning, prior to the service, from 10:00 until 11:30 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Southeastern Cancer Care, 239 Station Street, Jacksonville, NC 28546.