Lustfield, Charles "Chuck" D.

June 20, 1938 - April 18, 2014

Charles “Chuck” Davenport Lustfield completed his life’s journey on April 18, 2014 after a long battle with brain cancer.  He was born on June 20, 1938, raised in the Chicago area and obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois in Mathematics, followed by a Masters and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.  He was a math professor at Ohio University from 1968-1978.  He left the profession and moved his family to Dallas in 1979.  Chuck became a certified Rolfer and Bioenergetic Therapist in the early 80’s until 2012, when he was diagnosed and forced to close his practice.  His clients knew him to be a skilled practioner, one who listened and impacted many lives for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Sheila; son Andrew Lustfield; daughter Elizabeth Steinberger and her husband Poldi; his grandchildren Katherine and David.  He is also survived by his stepsons:  Ian Bester, David Frank, Tim Frank, and stepdaughter Shoshona Frank, stepgrandchildren Noah and Hanna; his sister Susan Woodrum; and brother Bill Lustfield.  Chuck was known as a vibrant, personal friend to all those he met.  Family and friends were important to Chuck.

He was active in his two professions serving in many board positions, active in a men’s support group, Slow Food book club, and Temple Community Garden.  He collected art, enjoyed listening to jazz, blues and classical music.  Until the brain cancer took him down, he bicycled 28 miles every Sunday morning.

Services will be held at Temple Emanu-el, Dallas April 27, 2014, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heifer Project

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

11 replies on “Lustfield, Charles "Chuck" D.”

Peggy S. Murillos says:

Chuck was a dear sweet man, and he will definitely be missed. The good ones always go too soon. May you rest in peace. You were much loved.

Jerry Clements says:

I am very sorry to read of your husband’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you.

peter & julie schaar says:

We did not get to know Chuck for very long, but it was obvious from our first meeting that he was a special person. We will all miss him. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

klaus eldridge says:

Chuck was a pleasant colleague at Ohio university.

Jo Wharton says:

My condolences to the family. Chuck’ wonderful ability in Rolfing changed my life years ago. He was a dear sweet man.

Steve Rockman says:

So sorry to hear about Chuck. It came to a shock to me. I was hoping to visit him on our trip this weekend to Dallas.

Jan Parsley says:

It is of great sadness Chuck has passed on. I saw Chuck for 10 years as my Rolfer. How kind, compassionate and intuitive Chuck was. Losing Chuck reduced the quality of life I have now. His expertise w trauma cannot be matched. Sorry to his family members. That must be very hard for them. I’m deeply sorry. He was a special man… Jan Parsley

Sally King says:

Chuck was a source of healing, help and support to me and my loved ones for many, many years. He made a real difference in our lives, and we will miss him. We send our belated but sincere condolences to all of his loved ones.

Judith Sink says:

Chuck helped me so much with rolfing and psychotherapy. He helped me understand what I needed to work through. He was extremely kind and patient. I understand so much about my life’s journey because of him. I don’t think I will ever encounter anyone quite like him again.
I hope he is now experiencing wonderful peace and happiness. The pursuit of which he tried to lead others toward.

Robert and Nancy Fardo says:

Dear family, we send our condolences and miss talking with Chuck. He spoke of you each time we phone visited. Bob and Chuck were roommates in Arizona and kept a friendship all of these years.
Shelia, Andrew and Elizabeth, we hope to hear from you.
Chuck’s kindness will be so missed.
Life Eternal and Love to all of you.
Bob and Nancy Fardo

Michael Kimmel says:

Chuck was one of my bioenergetics teachers. I just found out that he had died. He inspired me and pushed me to be the best I could be and he was a great father figure/mentor. I am so sad that Chuck isn’t around to inspire us anymore. My sympathy to his family and all who loved him.

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