Charlene Marcum, In Memoriam
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charlene Marcum, our devoted and beloved treasurer, and board of directors’ member of many years. Charlene passed away on Thanksgiving. Her husband Frank Caramanica was at her side. As many of you are well-aware, Charlene most recently served the board and the CFF as a trusted advisor in addition to her many duties as an exceptional treasurer.
While the Chesapeake Film Festival has gone through many changes in both programming and leadership over its thirteen-year history, there has been one constant presence that has kept the popular screening of independent films in Easton alive and growing— Charlene Marcum. Charlene, a former actress and set designer from New York, has served on the CFF board since its creation, as both president and treasurer. Below she speaks with the Talbot Spy as president about the exceptional collection of full length and short films that were selected out of the hundreds of submittals in 2015.
Charlene Marcum was also a well-respected speech language pathologist and author for Shore Home & Garden Magazine based out of Easton, Maryland.