As noted in the Baltimore Sun, Charles Roberts passed away recently:
If you’re wondering who that might have been, remember the Charles Roberts awards that were awarded at Origins, and now at The WBC convention in Lancaster? That Charles Roberts. The creator of the modern wargame as we know it. The designer of Stalingrad, Tactics, Chancellorsville and many other hobby boxed games that were influential in the creation of a modern hobby gaming industry. The Avalon Hill Boardgaming company was also Charles Roberts’ creation, until he was forced to sell it to the Dott family of Baltimore. We owe much to Charles Roberts, even if he wasn’t active in the hobby as we know it for several years. RIP, Mr. Roberts!