Charles "Chuck" Edward Utley, 91, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018 in Los Altos, CA. Born September 1, 1926, Chuck was the son of Charles Bach Utley and Kate (Phelps) Utley. As an only child, he grew up in Buffalo, NY until enlisting in the U.S. Navy during WWII and serving as a signalman on landing crafts in the South Pacific. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, MA in 1949. Chuck began a marketing career, which for the next 20 years would lead him west to Northern California, where a small advertising and public relations firm, Robert Ebey offered him a principal partnership in 1970. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ebey, Utley & Company grew and prospered by helping many of the area's prominent commercial, financial and technology companies.