Charles E. Baxley, Esq., 92, passed away on October 24, 2022, of complications from Covid and Alzheimer’s disease.
Son of the late Thomas Baxley and the late Irene Callahan Baxley of Brooklyn, NY, he is survived by his daughters Kathleen Baxley and Dr. Maureen Baxley Murray, his sons, James Baxley, Andrew Baxley and John Baxley, brother Robert Baxley, granddaughters Louisa Baxley and Kathleen Murray, grandson Stephen Murray, and companion Mary Ann Van Osdol. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Louise Baxley, sister Irene Culkin and brother Thomas Baxley.
Charles was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where he graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College in Bronx, NY, after which he obtained a masters’ degree from Columbia University and a law degree from St. John’s University.
Charles became a name partner in the intellectual property law firm Liddy, Sullivan, Hart, Daniels & Baxley in New York, NY while still in his 30s. He later founded the law firm Hart, Baxley, Daniels & Holton, also in New York, which he ran until shortly before his passing. Charles took up running at age 49 and became an elite runner with more than 54 marathons under his belt and a personal best time of 2:47 at age 52. He was also a member of the chain crew of the New York Football Giants from 1969 to 2005. Most importantly, Charles was a man of charm and intelligence, as well as an engaging raconteur, generous father and friend, and strong role model.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 28th between 4:00 and 8:00 pm ET at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901. His funeral will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 9:30 am at St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 306 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901. A memorial party will be held later. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association.