M. Charles Reichblum
October 30, 2023

Visitation Information

November 3 2023 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, (at Morewood) Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Memorial Information

November 3 2023 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, (at Morewood) Pittsburgh, PA 15213

M. CHARLES REICHBLUM: Age 95, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 30, 2023. A man of many talents, "Dr. Knowledge"--a name given to him by radio talent around the country. Reichblum was doing radio interviews on his latest book, "The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts" as well as a minute feature on KDKA radio around 9:15 every week night. Growing up in Mt. Lebanon, he met his wife at the age of eight, when she was an infant and her mother wheeled her over to visit with his mother, a good friend of hers. While in grade school, at the age of ten, he became the author and publisher of a monthly newspaper covering wide territory which he sold for five cents a copy in the community. While in high school, he introduced himself to Bob Prince, who later gave him an intern's job clearing the teletypes and wire services at the KQV radio station. Graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School he attended Syracuse University where he was one of the founders of one of the first college radio stations. Upon graduation from the University, he became a sports announcer for a radio station in Hornell, New York. After a few years he moved back to Pittsburgh where he started his own company Century Features, Inc. The company syndicated newspaper columns featuring fun facts about sports, the country's history and unique happenings around the country. At the same time he began writing his series of "Knowledge in a Nutshell" books on Success, America, Popular products, and Sports...topics from which all culminated in his last book, known by writers around the country as the best trivia book of all time, "The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts.” He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Audrey, his son William (Amalie) of Washington, D.C. and grandchildren, Noah (Alexandra), Clarissa (Ruth), Rachel (Dan) and his great-grandchild, Ruby. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11 am. Visitation at temple one hour prior to services (10 - 11 am). Interment Private. Donations can be made to your favorite charity in Charles Reichblum's memory. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com 


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Dear Audrey, Such a life-long love….a deep loss….memories… sending healing thoughts and hugs, Most fondly, Carol

By Carol Williams - November 03, 2023

Dearest Audrey and family - please accept my deepest condolences on Chuck's passing. He was such a great guy! You know I knew him even before you two were married. I'll never forget his great voice! Nelson joins me in sending our sincerest sympathies to you and your family.

By Gerda Whitman - November 03, 2023

Maybe it's just me, but I can hear Chuck's sense of humor playing out in the use of "suddenly" in the obituary. Through many years of working with Audrey (and Chuck) on a number of capacities, it was his laughter and his clear joy at transferring knowledge (in a nutshell or otherwise) that was ever present. What a guy!

By Bob Bernstein - November 02, 2023

Mr Reichblum/Dr Knowledge was a wonderful addition to radio in Pittsburgh, along with Miss Information. You both provided great memories in Pittsburgh. May his memory be a blessing.

By Susan Forman - November 02, 2023

So sorry to hear about Chuck.He was such a great gye.

By Sandy Davis - November 01, 2023

I loved listening to Dr Knowledge & Miss Information. My sympathies to the family. Mr Reichblum was a doctor of knowledge. He will be missed.

By Marcy Kronzek - October 31, 2023