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    Charles R. Enis
    memorial posted December 9, 2015 by Steven J Huddart, tagged memorial 
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    Charles R. Enis
    September 15, 1946 - November 25, 2015
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    Charles Enis at Nationals Park, the home ballpark of his beloved Washington Nats

    Professor Charles R. Enis, a faculty member for 34 years at the Smeal College of Business of The Pennsylvania State University, died of cancer at his home on November 25. He was 69.
    Charles was an expert in taxation, public policy, and judgment and decision-making in accounting.
    He was born in Baltimore and earned his undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral degrees, all from the University of Maryland.  He was also a CPA. He joined Penn State in 1981.
    He authored over ninety publications, including more than thirty articles in scholarly journals such as Accounting, Organizations, and Society; Decision Sciences; the Journal of Accounting Research; and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.
    Charles was devoted to his students and would try to involve them in tax law considerations drawn from his own life.  He loved to vacation in Ocean City, MD, had a home there, and drove a 1973 Eldorado convertible.  These facts were prominent in the tax cases he wrote for his students to analyze.  Were improvements to the vacation property tax deductible? How many days could the property be rented in year without attracting tax?
    Ed Ketz remembers Charles as a walking encyclopedia of tax knowledge. For any tax question, Charles knew the answer, the relevant code section, and even the form.
    Charles’ encyclopedic knowledge extended to three other subjects: baseball, pharmaceuticals, and ballroom dancing.  He was a lifelong Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals supporter and a hard-playing member of the Smeal Accounting Department's softball team.  He served as a pharmacy specialist in the Army and Army Reserve at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. And, he loved ballroom dancing with Gloria.
    Many of us were able to pay our respects at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery were Charles was buried with military honors.  Others gathered at his favorite bar, Otto’s in State College, to swap our many stories about Charles.
    He is survived by his wife Gloria, son Mark, daughter Megan May, and two grandchildren.