Charles Francis Gonet, “Charlie,” 91, of Pinehurst, passed peacefully at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 24th. Born in Norwich, CT. on August 22, 1930, he was the son of the late William and Eva Stepanik Gonet. Charlie grew up in Norwich, Connecticut and he was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy High School, class of 1948. After graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, earning the rank of S/SGT before his honorable discharge. Charles returned home where he attended Mitchell College, graduating in 1948 with an engineering degree.