Charles W. Hutchins's Memorial

Charles W. Hutchins
(1939 - 2012)


Online Memorial  |   Photo Albums  |   Videos  |   Tributes  |   Friends/Family  |   Groups  |   Reach Outs  |   Invite   |   Funeral Notice  

General Details

Name: Dr Charles W. Hutchins
Nick Name: Chuck
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Lived: Monday, 30 January 1939 - Friday, 9 March 2012

My Story

NOTICE:  We are placing a memorial bench in Ft. Ord National Monument in honor of Chuck. Chuck's Bench Dedication is July 14th. We will hike 1.5 miles to "Chuck's Bench." While at the bench, we'll enjoy one of Chuck's favorite places as we celebrate his memory with good food, "okay" wine & GREAT friends.  Please email me if you'd like to attend:

Dr. Charles W. (Chuck) Hutchins, CDR USN (ret), died Friday, March 9th in Monterey, CA.  Family was by his side from the moment of his cancer diagnosis in October through his peaceful final moments. 

Dr. Hutchins grew up in Altadena, CA, hiking the mountains of the Arroyo Seco.  He obtained an M.A. in Psychology from Cal State, LA before joining the United States Navy in 1963.  His career began at the Naval Aviation Flight Training School in Pensacola, FL as an Aerospace Research Psychologist in the Medical Service Corps.  While with the Navy, he received a Ph.D. in Statistical Psychology from The Ohio State University.  In 1969, Dr. Hutchins reported to the Naval Aviation Development Center in Warminster, PA.  In 1975, while stationed in San Diego, CA, Dr. Hutchins headed the Captivity Analysis Branch at the joint Army/Navy Center for Prisoner War Studies. His research regarding Navy Vietnam POW’s influenced the Navy’s Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape training curriculum.  Dr. Hutchins was stationed in Washington, DC at the Naval Air Systems Command in 1978.  His Naval career culminated in 1986 after four years as an Assistant Professor in the Operations Research Department of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, thus fulfilling 23 years of dedicated service and a lifelong desire to teach. 

After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Hutchins provided human factors engineering support to FMC’s United Defense Division in San Jose, CA (1986 – 1998); supported HFE Designworks on DARPA projects as a research consultant incorporating his work with PTSD and POW studies (2008-2011); and served as an Executive Coach for senior naval officers attending the Navy Corporate Business Course at the NPS's Office of Executive Learning (2009-2011).

In 2001, Dr. Hutchins received an M.A. from Chapman University in Marriage & Family Therapy. He began a private psychotherapy practice in Pacific Grove, CA, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ADHD.  Dr. Hutchins guided clients toward enjoying productive lives by developing skills to overcome complexities brought on by ADHD.  He continued seeing clients until his recent cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Hutchins was spiritually connected to the unparalleled beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and made this area home for the past 30 years.  His free time was spent hiking with his dog Goldie throughout the lands maintained by the Big Sur Land Trust and along miles of trails in Fort Ord.

Dr. Hutchins is survived by his two daughters, three younger sisters, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends who remember "Chuck" for his loving, easy-going nature and energetic approach to living.

We're having a Life Celebration for Chuck on April 21st from 12:00 -3:00. We'd love to see you there. Please view the "funeral notice" of this website for details regarding the celebration.

Latest Tributes

View view all tributes
Candle Memorial Tribute
From: derrykennedy
View Memorial's Tribute
Remembered as a true gentleman. My love and thoughts of all members of the family. Deirdre
Comment Memorial Tribute
View Memorial's Tribute
Jennifer & Kristen: My wife and I will be there on april 21. Mike Gingerich
Candle Memorial Tribute
From: ourmemories
View Memorial's Tribute
Cathy, Linda, Toni, Kristen and Jennifer and all of your loved ones whom are hurting-Peace and God's love be with you...
Memory Memorial Tribute
From: Brianswife00
View Memorial's Tribute
There are so many memories ti add, But one comes to mind. You always loved me caring for you. You loved my dinners an...
Memory Memorial Tribute
View Memorial's Tribute
Hey Kris what a beautiful tribute page that Jennifer made. I just wanted to share a special memory that Bill and I al...
Song Dedication Memorial Tribute
From: jenniferallen
Song Name: You Raise Me Up
Artist: Josh Groban
View Memorial's Tribute
To Jennifer, Kristen,,Kathy, Linda and Toni to celebrate Chuck your Dad, brot...
Heart Memorial Tribute
View Memorial's Tribute
Chuck had a great life and a family that loved him and supported him. Thanks for the memories Jennnifer, Kristen, Ka...
Comment Memorial Tribute
From: Brianswife00
View Memorial's Tribute
You were the best daddy a daughter could ever have asked for. I miss you so much and I will always love you and remem...
Candle Memorial Tribute
From: JillHardy
View Memorial's Tribute
Chuck, We have always been far apart geographically, but close together in mind and heart. That's the way it will s...
Flower Memorial Tribute
From: littledodo
View Memorial's Tribute
To Jennifer, Kristen, Kathy, Linda, Toni and all the family - Chuck-beloved father,brother,uncle,grandfather,friend...
Flower Memorial Tribute
From: ToniandMeg
View Memorial's Tribute


Children's Names: Jennifer H. Allen, Kristen M. Carpenter
Siblings Names: Kathy Hutchins, Linda Jacobs, Toni McKiernan
City of Residence: Marina


Favourite Team: San Francisco 49ers
Favourite Book: A Course In Miracles
Favourite Charity: Big Sur Land Trust
Other Interests:
To access this website, leave a message, etc. use the following: USERNAME: PASSWORD: memoriesofchuck


Place of Passing: Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
Date of Passing: 9 March 2012
Cause of Passing: Cancer
Type of Funeral: Memorial Bench Dedication
Place of Burial: Ashes will be disbursed in Ft. Ord at Chuck's Memorial Bench.
Plot Number: Intersection of trail #67 & #68
Funeral Date: 14 July 2012


My Friends/Family


Tell a Friend

To tell others about the website in the memory of Charles Hutchins.

14,359 Visits    |    Online Memorial Created By: jenniferhallen on 22 March 2012    |     Back to Top