Charles Crawford Caro
Charles Crawford Caro
Charles Caro, 76, was born on February 15, 1946 in Champaign, IL. and passed away on March 2, 2022 in Tampa, FL. He grew up in Champaign and Derby, KS, and became a Floridian when his family moved to Panama City, FL. just in time for his senior year of high school. After graduating from Bay County High in 1964, he began his college career at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Charles joined the Army in 1967 and served in the Army Security Agency in the U. S, and Sapporo, Japan until 1971. He continued his education at the University of South Florida in Tampa where he was active in Student Government and received a BA in Social Science Interdisciplinary in 1973. He received an MA in Political Science International Relations/Comparative Politics in 1976.
His civilian professional career began working for United Technologies in Saudi Arabia as a Project Manager from 1971 to 1973. He had a long and varied career in computer sales and technical and management consulting. He owned his own company, Caro Research, for a number of years. Late in his career, he managed a hobby shop. Most recently, he was involved on a professional and volunteer basis assisting job seekers with resume and job search training and guidance. He was a support team leader at the “In Between” Jobs Support Group of St Paul’s Catholic Church in Tampa for almost 13 years. He also authored a book titled, Job Seeker’s Faithful Guide, which provides guidance and inspiration to those seeking a career change.
As a devoted member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, he participated in many ministries including, Stephen Ministry, and Bell Choir, and was an usher for the early service. Boy Scouts became an interest which he participated in with his beloved son, Mark, and served as Scout Master of Troop 23 in Tampa.
An avid traveler and photographer, he visited Europe, much of East Africa including Kenya, Egypt and Ethiopia, as well as Japan and China. He loved to recount that he had walked the Great Wall of China and been inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Charles is remembered by family and friends as a real gentleman. He was intelligent, compassionate and kind with a dry sense of humor. He was also a loving and devoted father to his son, Mark. He will be missed by all who knew him.