Charles Vanderwerken Grunwell, 86, a native Washingtonian who spent decades in New York acting in small stage productions
and doing TV work, died Dec. 25 at his home in Kensington. He had a heart arrhythmia.
Mr. Grunwell was a graduate of the old Central High School and George Washington University. He served in the Army in Europe
during World War II, and his decorations included the Purple Heart.
Around 1980, he moved from New York to Chicago, where he did recordings for the blind and occasionally took acting roles. He
returned to the Washington area around 1990.
He had no immediate survivors.