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Charles Rathell

August 29, 1974 ~ August 24, 2018 (age 43)

Charles Carroll Russell Rathell, 43, of Gainesville, VA passed away on August 24, 2018 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO.

Charles was born in Washington, DC on August 29, 1974 to Janice Rathell and the late Charles Rathell.  In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his wife, Stacey Rathell; son, Charles Rathell; and daughter, Corda Rathell.

Charles graduated from Maurice J. McDonough High School.  He was a Lt. with the Georgetown University Police Department and a member of the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department & EMS.  An avid Redskins and Nationals fan, Charles also enjoyed fishing.

Friends will be received at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA (211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD) on September 12, 2018 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM; Funeral Service will start at 1:00PM; Interment to follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens (3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Rd., Waldorf, MD).  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences to the family can be shared at


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