Charles A. Trainum



Charles A. Trainum, 76, of Stafford County, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

A native of Arlington, Virginia, Chuck was the son of the late Charles A. Trainum and Jessie Nail Trainum. Chuck, to all who knew him, received an undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. Immediately following law school, he served in the Army Medical Service Corps stationed in Germany from 1966-1968. After returning to the states, Chuck began practicing law in Washington, DC, first with the firm of Glassie Pewett, and, subsequently, with the firm Trainum, Snowdon, Highland, Holland, and Deane, retiring after 36 years. Following a short break and feeling the need to be more active, he took on a new role teaching at Germanna Community College where he remained until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Ventura Trainum; son Kevin F. Trainum (Samantha) of Arlington; daughters Eileen P. Trainum of Charlottesville and Kate T. Kaplow (Bobby) of Arlington; stepdaughter Stephanie M. Ennis (Donnie) and stepson Jason M. Mann (Erica), both of Fredericksburg; sister Linda T. Schisler (Don) of Dana Point, CA; brother Michael W. Trainum (Donna) of Harrisonburg; and ten loving grandchildren.

Chuck embraced life with gusto; enjoying reading, listening to music, singing, playing the guitar, gardening, cooking, and above all, spending time with his grandchildren. The Trainum family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses who took such good care of Chuck. He was a fighter to the very end.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 12 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 13 at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Germanna Community College, 10000 Germanna Point Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408.