Charles Ivan Shanok, age 78, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and close friends. Charles was a graduate of the Wharton School and served as a medic in the US Army. He was a stock broker and then CEO of Shire National Corporation for two decades and active member of YPO. Charles later moved to Esopus, NY and served on the boards of the Bardavon Theater and Vassar Hospital. Charles is survived by his sister, Ann (Joel Zaiman), children Noah and Arielle (Martin Lan), grandsons Remy and Simon, nieces Elana and Sarina and nephew Ari. Donations honoring Charles’ memory can be made to World Resources Institute.