Longtime Kings Beach postmaster retiring this week
March 27, 2012
KINGS BEACH, Calif. and#8212; Longtime U.S. Postal Service employee and current Kings Beach postmaster Charlie Edsall will retire this week, officials announced this week.
Edsall began his postal career as a letter carrier in Reno in 1977, according to a press release. His first position for the Postal Service was as a part-time letter carrier. That lasted seven years and then he became a regular career employee.
In 1984, Edsall became a Carrier Training Technician, teaching new employees how to be skillful letter carriers. In 1988, he became the Driver Instructor Examiner for the Reno and Northern Nevada area; in 1989 he served as the Supervisor of Mail Processing, working the midnight shift at the Reno Main Post Office; in 1990, he returned to teaching and became the Supervisor of Training for the Postal Education Development Department in Reno.
After stints in Silver Springs, Sparks and Las Vegas, Edsall in 2005 accepted the position as postmaster for Kings Beach.
and#8220;During my stay as Postmaster here in Kings Beach, I have met some of the truly nicest people in my entire postal career, and in many of those meetings lie some of my best memories,and#8221; Edsall said in a statement. and#8220;I will miss the daily beauty that nature paints in and around the Tahoe area, but what Iand#8217;ll miss most in leaving this area will be my family of employees, who I have come to know so well. Although my career is coming to an end, friendships with those Iand#8217;ve come to know and enjoy, will last forever.and#8221;
According to the press release, music has been part of Edsalland#8217;s life since he was 9; he has played guitar and has picked up several more instruments (banjo, upright bass and mandolin) over the years.
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His plans during retirement include getting more involved with music by either giving lessons or playing with other band members. He has toured six countries in Europe in addition to England and Scotland, having played bluegrass festivals, making many new friends.
Edsall has six sisters and three brothers, all living within 100 miles of each other. He also has five daughters; Amber, Christine, Iolanda, Tiffany, and Amanda along with one son, William. Edsall and his wife Helen reside in Dayton. Nev.