Charles J. Wartman, 62, an official in the Pentagon who worked for the Office of the Secretary of the Army and the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DCPA), died Monday at his Washington home following a heart attack.
Mr. Wartman, an equal employment opportunity officer, had served in the Pentagon with the DCPA and its predecessor agency, the Office of Civil Defense, since 1962. Before that, he had been an editor of the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit for 16 years, and was its executive editor.
Mr. Wartman had served on the Detroit public school's Equal Educational Opportunity Study Commission. Since 1970, he had served on the D.C. Metropolitan Equal Employment Opportunity Council.
Mr. Wartman, who was born in Christiansburg, Va., was a graduate of Virginia State College, and earned a master's degree from Atlanta University. During World War II, he served with the Army in North Africa.
His writing awards included the National Negro Newspaper Publishing Association Award for editorial writing in 1955, and the National Newspaper Publishing Association Award for outstanding columnist in 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; two daughters, Gretchen C., of Washington, and Charlotte E. Parker, of Kensington; a stepson, Michael Winder, of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Michele Thurston, of Washington; a brother, Wilbur, and a sister, Frances Hilton, both of Cleveland.