Charles McAleer - Washington Star Metro for 44 years - July 2, 2001

Remembering Charlie McAleer, 82, who worked for the Star for 44 years, died July 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had diabetes. A Star contingent including Ludy Forbes, Steve Aug, Tom Love, John Mathews, Sheilah Kast and Jody Beck joined Charlie’s family and Rep. Connie Morella, R-Md., at the July 5 funeral. Ludy told our group a story about how Charlie used those plastic cards that automatically dialed the telephone numbers of local police departments from his phone in the newsroom.