A line was dropped from an obituary in Sunday's editions of The Washington Post about Charles H. Chappas, 59, an official of the American Bankers Association. Mr. Chappas died of cancer Wednesday in a hospital in Macon, Ga.
Charles H. Chappas, 59, an official of the American Bankers Association [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] department of the ABA's National Auto- [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] Wednesday in a hospital in Macon, Ga.
He was associate director of a department of the ABA's National Automated Clearing House Association, as well as holding the post of NACHA secretary-treasurer.
Mr. Chappas was a native of Savannah, Ga. and a 1954 graduate of the University of Georgia. He earned a graduate degree in banking at Rutgers University.
From 1951 to 1973, he was a vice president for computer operations at the Citizens & Southern National Bank in Atlanta, and helped organize the Georgia Automated Clearing House in that city in the early 1970s.
Before coming to Washington he spent two years as president of Bancshares Dataline, a computing subsidiary of several southern banks.
Mr. Chappas was an Army Air Corps fighter pilot in Europe during World War II and served with the Air Force in Korea during the conflict there. He was awarded 11 Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from the Air Force reserves with the rank of colonel.
His wife, Charlotte, died in 1975.
Mr. Chappas is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Lynn Chappas of Bethesda, and Georgia Barnes of Macon, Ga.; three brothers, Perry, of Orlando, Fla., and James and George, both of Savannah, and one grandchild.