Charles R. Standifer

February 29, 1936 - March 25, 2021 Landenberg, PA | Age 85 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

CHARLES R. STANDIFER, age 85, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at his residence. He was the husband and partner for 33 years of Julie A. Madonna. His first wife of 30 years, Emily Lorena Flannery Standifer, passed away in 1988.
Born in Leesburg, VA, he was the son of the late Edward Standifer and the late Kitty Goins Standifer.
He was a maintenance man at Hewlett-Packard/Agilent in Wilmington, DE, retiring in 1996 with over 25 years of service
Charles was a member of the Hockessin VFW and the Kennett Square American Legion.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, cooking at the Agilent parties, playing cards, going to the beach and being with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sharon Robison and her husband Norman of Wilmington, DE; one step son, Dean Madonna of Colorado Springs, CO; one sister, Nancy Freeman of Dryden, VA; one granddaughter, Heather Franklin and her husband William and one grandson Shawn Robison, and five great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Harold Standifer, Buster Standifer, Earl Standifer and Raymond Standifer, and one sister, Bulah Orick.
You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10:00 to 1:00 on Thursday morning, April 1, 2021 at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Funeral service will follow at 1:00. His burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avondale Fire Company, Ambulance Division, 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311
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Avondale Fire Company

Ambulance Division
23 Firehouse Way
Avondale, PA 19311



April 1, 2021 10:00-1:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

April 1, 2021 1:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


Burial will be private


  1. Dear Julie, Just learned this sad news today. Sending love and prayers to you and family. So many memories of Charlie at HP/Agilent. May God’s everlasting love comfort you all. God Bless.

    Kathy Baker | April 1, 2021 at 9:41 PM
  2. Very sorry for your loss Mrs. Julie.

    Tim McConaghie | March 30, 2021 at 10:45 PM
  3. Julie
    So sorry to read this. Prayers and condolences. Keep up that smile and lean on God he will walk with you and comfort your heart. Donna ( Crossan ) Massey

    Donna Massey | March 29, 2021 at 9:10 PM
  4. Julie, What a great picture of the two. Russ and I are thinking of you at this sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Kathy Kilmer

    Kilmer | March 29, 2021 at 4:26 PM
  5. Dear Julie,

    I’m so sorry to hear that Charlie left us. We old time HP/Agilent people always had so much fun at work because of the both of you.

    All my love.

    JuxyPorta | March 29, 2021 at 2:54 PM
  6. Julie there are special people in our lives who never leave us, that is Charlie.
    Love and fond memories will stay with us always.
    Pam and Gene Miller

    pamela miller | March 29, 2021 at 1:18 PM
  7. Julie and Family — sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing and your loss. Like so many others, I remember him as one of the “fixtures” at the HP Avondale Division. Whether it was seeing him at the picnic grounds at an activity, or around the site, he was always a friendly, smiling face and good for a laugh or two. Very sorry for your loss — and his loss to our prior HP Avondale family as well.

    David Flad | March 29, 2021 at 1:13 PM
  8. Hello Julie,
    I am sorry to hear about Charlie he was a great guy. .We worked together for many years and always had. Fun. I thought of him often and got a good laugh on some of the
    Tricks he and others would pull.

    God bless
    Tom burns

    Tom burns | March 29, 2021 at 1:11 PM
  9. Dearest Julie, So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I enjoyed working with Charlie at Hewlett Packard/Agilent. Charlie always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He will be truly missed. Hold onto the beautiful memories to comfort you during this very difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

    Donna Foster | March 29, 2021 at 12:29 PM
  10. Julie and Sharon,
    So very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Lots of memories from HP days.
    Our sincere condolences, Bill and Joan Reader

    Bill and Joan Reader | March 29, 2021 at 12:29 PM
  11. Julie, So sorry to hear about Charlie passing. I will never forget his kindness and willingness to always lend a hand. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Please know that Charlie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carol Cannon | March 29, 2021 at 12:23 PM
  12. Julie, so sorry for your loss.

    Joe Matarese | March 29, 2021 at 12:09 PM
  13. Dear Julie, I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I will always remember the days at HP/Agilent and his warm welcome to everyone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Shirley Lamkin | March 29, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  14. Julie and family, my thoughts and prayers for your loss. Charlie was such a nice guy and fun to be around. My sincere condolences.

    Bonnie L Carroll | March 29, 2021 at 11:57 AM
  15. Julie and family my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You took very good are of him during his tough battles. Your are in my thoughts and prayers through this tough time.

    Patti Hobson | March 28, 2021 at 10:48 AM
  16. Dear Julie, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you during this very difficult time. Love, Brenda Testa

    Brenda Testa | March 27, 2021 at 11:23 PM
  17. Charlie was unique since birth, having been born in a leap year. He gets to celebrate his birthday just once every four years. We were very happy to be with him on his 21st birthday last year, and he was drinking heavily on that day!

    We knew Charlie back in these wonderful HP days, I was a young man sent by HP from China to PA Avondale facility for training. During my three month stay, Charlie and Julie welcomed us, “chauffeured” us, hosted us, and made us feel at home away from home. He introduced us to his family – Sharon and Buzz and their children, his friends, and to the neighborhood. Of course, we introduced Chinese food to him and his family/friends too.

    We kept our friendship with Charlie and Julie for many years, even down to my children who, to this day, still remember his homemade creamy sausage poured over biscuits for breakfast!

    Charlie had a very unique, big, loving, smiling face that will be remembered by all of us forever. Charlie, we love you!

    The Shens

    Shen | March 27, 2021 at 10:51 PM
  18. Julie,
    I’m so sorry to hear about loosing the love of your life, my prayers and thoughts will be with you.
    Mary Ann Feeney | March 27, 2021 at 6:22 PM
  19. Hi Julie, Sharon and Buzz and family. We were so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Tons a fun memories from working with him at HP/Agilent and bowling with him in the old HP league.

    Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Kathy (Barker) and Greg Morton

    Kathy & Greg Morton | March 27, 2021 at 5:56 PM
  20. We both knew Charlie for many years from working with him at HP and Agilent.
    Charlie was a great and fun guy. He always treated you like a good friend. He will be missed.
    Our sincere condolences to Julie and of his family.
    Corrine and Jim Goodman

    Jim and Corrine Goodman | March 27, 2021 at 2:48 PM
  21. Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I enjoyed many years of working with Charlie at HP. Julie & Family are in my Thoughts & Prayers.

    Tom Watterson | March 27, 2021 at 12:56 PM
  22. My heart hurts for your heart! Thoughts and prayers for you.

    Rosemary Denny | March 27, 2021 at 12:48 PM
  23. Julie,
    Jeanne informed the family about Charlie’s passing and we are all so very sad for your loss!! We heard how you took such great care of him during his illness. Please know God is looking down on you and saying “Great Job My Good and Faithful Servant!!!”
    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family! We love you so much and we hope we can see you sometime this year.
    Love you so much,
    Dianne, Kirk and Faith Hutchison

    Dianne Hutchison | March 27, 2021 at 9:30 AM
  24. Aunt Julie,
    What can i say? What a character Charlie was! The first person to introduce me to a “white Russian”! I will never forget our family Christmas parties with him! And boy could he fix a good drink! He was a master of bear hugs and always had that “twinkle” of mischief in his eye! 33 years? That’s all?! It seems like Charlie was a part of my life forever! My heart is so sad right now, but I am thankful he is mo longer suffering or in pain! Charlie was too full of life to be down for long! I can see his smile and hear him teasing me, as I write this! He adopted all of us “kids” as his own! You never left a part without laughing and a big hug, from Charlie! And boy, did he love you! I am so thankful he came in to your life and filled it with the joy you both shared for so many years! I know this is a difficult time. I pray that the memories and happiness of the love you shared, will carry you thru the tough days! We all loved Charlie SO much! The world lost a shining star! I can hear pop-pop right now saying “ What the hell you doing here?!?!” Lol. You know he is up there in Heaven, picking on Pop-pop and Jimmy already! (Hahaha). We have some good ones up there, looking over us! Sorry we can’t be there, but hope to see you one day soon! Sending you all the hugs and love from Montana, until we see you again! Charlie, I love you and i will miss you so much! Landenberg just win’t be the same! Watch over us and especially keep Aunt Julie safe!

    Kristian and James Testa-Denny | March 27, 2021 at 12:29 AM

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