Chuck Pacheco 1949-2006

They say that sometimes you never miss something or someone until they’re gone. Well, Chuck’s absence has been felt here for a while. His diagnosis of a brain tumor came as a shock last January and he’s spent the last year fighting it. I’ve been lucky enough to work with him for the past 7 years here in the buying office. He’s probably one of the best people I’ve ever known or will ever know. Smart, funny, well-read, he’s brought his wonderful sensibilities to Harvard Book Store since 1994. He died at 12:48 Monday afternoon. This loss to the book world is immense. I’ve missed him every day he’s been gone, and I’m going to keep on missing him.

2 thoughts on “Chuck Pacheco 1949-2006

  1. ed

    Megan: Profound condolences for your friend, but I think he would have greatly appreciated this tribute. Hang in there.


  2. Michael

    The Globe has a very well-written obituary for Chuck today.

    I’ve worked in many departments of the bookstore, but sadly never had a chance to spend a lot of time working with Chuck. But every time I did interact with him, I saw in small part what everyone loved and respected about him. He’s going to be deeply missed.


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