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In Memory Of
Class of 1948
Passed Jan 12, 2019
Charles’s life reflected many interests and devotions. After graduating from Zanesville Lash High School in 1948, he attended Howe Military School in Indiana for one year and then graduated from Bliss Business College in Columbus, Ohio, in 1951.
That year, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from November 1951 to October 1953. He was a high-speed radio operator for the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. After Camp Gordon, Georgia, and radio school graduation there, he shipped to Korea and served near combat theaters in 1952-1953.
In his early adult years he worked for about a decade in his father’s dairy business, Irvin Meadowgold Dairy, a well-known business in Zanesville. In 1955 he met Helen Arlene Irvin; they married December 23, 1956. In the mid-1960s, he went to Western-Southern Life Insurance, where he worked for a quarter-century, retiring in 1992. He made many sales milestones during that time. In his later years, he sold men’s clothing at J.C. Penney and Elder-Beerman in Colony Square Mall.
Those were the jobs he held, but Charles was much more. He was an amazing grandfather—“Pappy” to all—doting on his grandchildren and protecting them fiercely. His children remember him as “Charlie”—the guy who seemed to know everyone around town, and vice versa. He had a passion for sports—Ohio State, Cincinnati Reds, and more—and was a faithful member of the Zanesville Tip-Off Club basketball booster group, attending a majority of games every winter in the 1990s and 2000s. He and Arlene attended Coburn United Methodist Church for decades. He was also a Mason. Most of all, he was there for his children and grandchildren at every need.
He and Arlene lived on Pfeifer Drive in Zanesville for 52 years, followed by three years at Primrose Senior Living in Zanesville and the last two and one half years at Brookdale Senior Living in Dublin. The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and aides in the Clare Bridge unit at Brookdale, and the compassionate Brookdale Hospice nurses.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Arlene (1932); daughter Bonnie (Joseph) O’Neil and son Robert (Joan) Irvin; son-in-law David Weidig; and seven grandchildren, Lydia Irvin, Megan (Michael) Hughett, Emily O’Neil, Mary Weidig, Eric O’Neil, Jillian Irvin, and Joel Irvin; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and sister, he was preceded in death by daughter Elizabeth Irvin Weidig (2009); infant granddaughter Adrienne Leigh Irvin (1998); and Virginia’s husband Ralph Muse, best man at his wedding, who passed away at 95 in 2017.
Class of 1982
Passed Nov 07, 2008
Born Nov. 6, 1963, in Zanesville, he retired from the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Collins Lorentz of Zanesville; his mother, Linda Lorentz of Zanesville; his father, Harry Lorentz; a son, Charles Jr. of Roseville; two stepsons, Danny Samson of Columbus and Jeffrey Griffin of Zanesville; a stepdaughter, Sara Atwood of Chillicothe; two sisters, Melissa Lorentz of Newark and Elizabeth Glosser of South Zanesville; and a stepgrandson, Jordan Atwood.
No calling hours will be observed.
Services will be announced at a later date.
DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Class of 1958
Passed Jan 20, 2013
He was born February 21, 1939, in Clarksburg, WV, to the late Thomas and Thelma Wisehart Powell.
He attended Zanesville High School and worked at a Zanesville lunch counter where he developed a love of the restaurant business. He later owned restaurants in Virginia; came back to Ohio and was the owner of Chuck's Country Kitchen in Beverly and later the Blue Bell 50's Diner in McConnelsville from 1989 to 2002. After retiring from there he and his wife, Jamie opened T's N Things and J & B Gently Used Furniture on Main St, McConnelsville.
Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Jamie; three sons, Michael and Troy of Virginia and Joshua of Beverly; five daughters, Linda Nichols of Elston, VA, ChaCha of Roanoke, VA, Toya of North Carolina, Chazlie Peterman of Waterford and Tunisha Powell of Beverly; 14 grandchildren and four great Grandchildren; one brother, Taylor Powell of Zanesville; and two sisters, Zonabelle Huber of Centerville and Sylvia Dawson of McConnelsville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and Special Friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Davis; and one brother, Stratton Powell.
According to his wishes, his body has been donated to Ohio University. There will be no calling hours, but there will be a Memorial service at the Waterford Nazarene Church on Friday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. with Karl Kesselring officiating.
Class of 1963
Passed Mar 23, 2012
Born February 21, 1945, Chuck was predeceased by his parents, Charles Bishop and Betty Urban Riggs of Zanesville. Chuck graduated from Zanesville High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
In the insurance industry for many years, his love of sailing turned into a career of fresh- and salt-water racing out of Chicago and Fort Lauderdale. Chuck was also recognized as an expert sail rigger.
He is survived by his brother, Steve Riggs of Cumberland, Rhode Island; niece, Malissa Petrov, Mason, Ohio; two great-nephews, Spencer and Nicholas Petrov; and cousins, Libby Urban Patterson of Alliance, Ohio, Caroline Urban Davis, Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Donald A. Urban, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Kathy Fitzpatrick, Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Chuck's final resting place will be St. Paul's Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio. Private funeral and burial arrangements are being made by Burns Funeral Home, Hobart, Indiana.
Class of 1949
Passed Sep 14, 2010
He was the born August 21, 1931 at Zanesville the son of the late John Carr and Wanda (Kirk) Daw. Charles was a graduate of Lash High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 32 years of service.
He is survived by his daughter Christy (Gene) Dawson of Zanesville, sons Robin Carr of Zanesville, Kirk (Jean) Carr of Marion, Rex (Leann) Carr of South Zanesville. Brother-in-law Clyde (Jeaneen) Morland of Zanesville, sister-in-law Letha Minnch of Zanesville, Beulah Anderson of Byesville, grandchildren Dirk Wilson, Lori Stotts, Charles (Sarah) Carr, Andrew Carr, Chad Sims, Morgan Carr, several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, friends at Bob Evans Toray Carrell, Jack Mcferren, Darla Harris, Duke Frash, Kirby Staker, and the rest of his family at Bob Evans.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Charlotte (Morland) Carr, and step-father Frank Daw.
No services will be observed the family will have a private service at a later date.
Class of 1926
Passed Jun 12, 1986
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Norris, Tennessee, a graduate of Notre Dame University and a retired chemist with Union Carbide.
He was born April 6, 1908, in Zanesville, the son of Joseph and Kathryn Collins Kaplan.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Kaplan of the home; two daughters, Karen Kaplan of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Kathryn Stumpff of Orlando, FL; one son, Michael Kaplan of Aiken, SC; three grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Frederick L. Kaplan of Zanesville; one sister, Grace Kaplan of Zanesville and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Adelaide Morris and Ann S. Kaplan; and two brothers Joseph A. Kaplan Jr. and Charles E. Kaplan.
Burial will be in Norris Memorial Gardens.
Class of 1962
Passed Nov 26, 2014
He was born on March 24, 1944 in Zanesville, Ohio the son of Charles E. Shaeffer and Dorothy Brink Shaeffer.
Charles was a 1962 graduate of Zanesville High School, and a realtor / auctioneer for Findeiss Realty for 25 years. He attended Rolling Plains Church, was a Navy Veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge 867 Amrow Grotto, Fraternal Order of Eagles 302, American Legion #0843 & the Layfayette Lodge # 79. Charles loved to travel to LasVegas, enjoyed watching his son-in-law coach the "Big Cats" Maysville Basketball team and was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes & Cleveland Browns football fan.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie (Wisecarver) Shaeffer of the home; his three children, Cindy (Pat) Miller, Eric "Bud" (Judy) Shaeffer, and Tamy (Jason) Sprouse; 5 grandchildren, Troy (Jordin) Harmer, twins Aaron & Abby Miller, Johnny Sprouse & Stacy Sprouse. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Charles E. Shaeffer & Dorothy Brink Wilhite, step father Cleo Wilhite, his grandmother Hazel Masters, his mother and father in law Virgil & Sadie Wisecraver.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8pm on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home with funeral service being held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 01, 2014. Burial with Military honors will conclude at the Salem Cemetery, Norfield Rd., Zanesville, OH 43701.
Class of 1974
Passed Nov 28, 2007
Charlie was born Dec. 6, 1955 in Zanesville, the son of the late Harry and Marjorie Tom. He moved to Texas in the late 1970s and was an employee of Heli One of Dallas.
He is survived by two sons, Cory (Beth) Lloyd of Westerville, and Chad (Sara) Tom of Kearny, N.J.; a brother, Roger (Connie) Tom of Coshocton a sister, Susan (Don) Phipps of Zanesville; three grandchildren: Peyton Lloyd, Anna Marie and Noah Tom; many nieces and nephews; former wife and mother of his children, Terra Tom; and his best friend and caregiver, Paul Ketcham of Irving TX. He also leaves behind many friends in Texas and Zanesville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Mary Tom, and Benjamin and Violet Hayes.
A caring cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 pm Saturday Dec. 15, 2007 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville OH. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Class of 1962
Passed Apr 03, 2021
Charlie was born in Zanesville on June 7, 1944 a son of the late Harry E. and Ruth C. Greiner Ross. Charlie was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and The Old Steam and Gas Club. He was a past member of the National Tractor Puller Association, the Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association and Freeland Valley Antique Power Club. Charlie was an avid tractor puller for over 50 years many of those years with his good friend Jeff Englehart pulling the Allis Chalmers D21 Pepsi tractor and in later years it was named Hoe Handle Engineering. His whole life he worked as a mechanic and owned and operated Ross Agri Mechanics for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret Kittle Ross; daughters: Chris (Kevin) Brooks, Sheila (Kem) Wilson and Marsha Parks (Donnie Morgan); a sister Betsy (Ron) Thomas; grandchildren: Chad (Sara), Cheryl (Bobby) Christen (Justin), Brady, Emily, Ross and Jacob; great grandchildren: Ella, Courtney, Jack and Ruby.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olive Church, 1705 County Line Road, Hopewell, OH 43746.
A celebration of life will be held at 1PM Saturday, May 15, 2021 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE, OH 43701, with Pastors Ron Griffin and Kevin Brooks officiating.
Class of 1957
Passed Jun 03, 2017
He is survived by his wife Vicki Jasper Miller; a son Brian (Sonja) Miller of Houston, TX; two daughters: Trisha (Todd) Taylor of Worthington, OH and Melissa (John) Fuller of Newark, OH; a brother Dr. Johnny Miller, PhD of Kent, OH; a sister Marilyn (Stanley) Stalnaker of Hopewell, OH; a brother in law Dick (Betty) Jasper; seven grandchildren: Emma, Ian, Madelene, Travis, Bryce, Kira and Brady; ten nieces and six nephews.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM Tuesday, June 6, 2017 with Eastern Star Memorial service at 5:30PM, Lafayette Masonic Memorial Services at 6:00PM and Order of the Amaranth Memorial Service at 6:30PM at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the services at 11AM, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 with Rev. Dawn Remster officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park.
Class of 1957
Passed Sep 27, 2011
Class of 1956
Passed May 09, 2008
Buddy was a faithful member of the Apostolic Gospel Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He never met a stranger and all felt welcome in his presence. He had worked for Rockwell in Newark, and Putnam Transfer in Zanesville and most recently was self-employed as a carpet layer.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Betty Lou Anderson Hodge of the home; sons, Charles E. "B.J." (Debbie) Hodge Jr., Jeffrey Allen Hodge, Craig Anthony Hodge, Steven (Burgandy) Hodge; daughter, Paula A. Nelson; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; his mother, Mary E. Goins; brother, Donald Johnson of Cincinnati; two sisters, Rose Blair and Gloria Porter, both of Cincinnati; also Tony (Kim) Anderson Sr. and Sandy Wooten (Paul) Jones, whom Buddy cared for and helped to raise; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Buddy will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Sue Hodge; biological mother, Cornelia Johnson; a brother, Robert Lee Bradford and two nephews, Joseph Porter Jr. and Ricky Blair.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Apostolic Gospel Church, 1365 Chamberlin St., Zanesville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the church, with Bishop Larry D. Ferris and Pastor Aaron Bonds officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Class of 1944
Passed Nov 28, 2009
Class of 1958
Passed Apr 13, 2020
Born June 28, 1940 he was the son of the late Fredrick Fineran and Dorothy Rose Fineran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Charles William Fineran and brother, James Fineran.
Survivors include, his beloved partner and best friend, Eileen McLendon of Zanesville OH; daughter, Teressa (Randy) Kilgore of Buffalo WV; grandchildren, Sara Kilgore and Abigail Kilgore; step-son, Justin (Amy) Embrey of Zanesville OH and his children, Emma, Ella and Brody; sister-in-law, Rita Fineran of Zanesville OH; nephews, Jim (Beth) Fineran and family, Charlie (Stacey) Fineran and family; cousin, Ivan (Jennifer) Rose along with several extended family and friends.
In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no public services at this time.
Class of 1923
Passed Sep 17, 1950
Mr. Griffee, along with his brother, operated a grocery and garden seed store at 127 Main St.
He was born in Zanesville, October 8, 1904, the son of Elmer H. and Anna Siegler Griffee. Mr. Griffee was a graduate of Zanesville High School in 1923 and attended Ohio University. He was a member of Lafayette Lodge 79, F&AM.
Surviving are his brother, Louis and his sisters, Verna and Thelma Griffee of the home.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Class of 1919
Passed Dec 28, 1980
Mr. Sode, retired owner-operator of Strand Billiard, was born December 25, 1899, in Zanesville, the son of Charles and Catherine Hart Sode.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Jessie Parsons; three sons, Albert A. of Mascotte, FL, Charles F. of Mount Perry, Ohio, and John H. of 268 Gray St.; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanore Shrider of Old Coopernill Rd.; three brothers, Ernest of California, Fred of Mount Perry and John of Waverly, VA; two sister, Mrs Marie DeVol of 751 St. Louis Ave. and Mrs. Margaret Barr of Columbus; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Class of 1942
Passed May 14, 2009
He retired after 26 years of service as a truck driver for Gulf Oil and later became a courier for Dutro Ford. He was a member of Fair Oaks Baptist Church, American Legion Post #29 and Zanes AM Vets. He was a lifetime member of VFW George Selsam Post #1058 and DAV. He was a World War II Army Veteran.
Surviving are a daughter, Shelly (Jerry) Inman of Crooksville; a son, Charles Terry (Julie) Whiteman of Zanesville; five grandchildren, Abbey (Steve Dingus) Inman of Byesville, C.J. Charles Jarrod (Tiffany) Whiteman of Augusta, GA, Nick and Mark Inman of Crooksville and Josh (Abbee Smith) Whiteman of Zanesville; three great grandchildren, Amasia Kennedy and Sarah and Jacob Whiteman; and his extended family at Dutro Ford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Sara Wisecarver Whiteman, who died November 8, 1991; a twin brother, John F. Whiteman; and a great granddaughter, Abrianna Danielle Kennedy.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009 at the funeral home with Rev. D. Scott Johnston officiating. Burial will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. VFW George Selsam Post #1058 will hold full military rites at the grave site.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter Society, 1431 Serenity Lane, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701 or to Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, Ohio, 43701.
Class of 1944
Passed Jun 16, 2009
He graduated from Lash High School Class of 1944. Charles retired from McGraw/ Cooper Industry after 42 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and attended Putnam Presbyterian Church. He taught the High School Sunday School Class, was a youth fellowship leader at First United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Couples Class at First United Methodist Church where he was a past president.
He was a World War Two Navy Veteran. He was also a member of the Lodge of Amity #5, Muskingum County Association of Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, where he served as past president, Zavi Shrine, where he served as secretary for 17 years and also past president, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, Rufus Putnam Chapter Ohio Society Son of The American Revolution, and Muskingum County Genealogy Society.
Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Peggy A. Rait Fink, whom he married June 5, 1949; two sons, Douglas Carter (Connie) Fink and Mark Allan Fink both of Zanesville; two grandsons, Ryan (Anna) Fink and Nicholas (Nicole) Fink both of Zanesville; and a great granddaughter, Cora Fink.
Class of 1943
Passed Jan 23, 2011
Charles was a graduate of Zanesville High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a Staff Sergeant for the 500th Bomb Squadron, serving in World War II from 1941-1945 in the Pacific Theatre. When he returned to Zanesville, he met and married Helen Hoosan on March 2, 1946. After marriage he attended Business College majoring in accounting. In 1950, he opened a Gulf Service Station on Maple Avenue in Zanesville, which he owned and operated until 1966. For the next twenty years he was the sales and service manager for the former Suburban Drilling Company of Zanesville, retiring in 1985.
In retirement Charles enjoyed traveling with his wife, Helen throughout the United States visiting family and sightseeing. While residing in South Dakota, Charles enjoyed helping his son Michael in the art of horseshoeing.
He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Zanesville and was a member of the church choir. He was also a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus and was a member of Council 505 of Zanesville.
Surviving are five children, Bethany Anne Dusenberry (husband James Lansing) of San Antonio, Texas, Michael J. (wife Barbara A.) of Whitewood, South Dakota, Patrick A. (friend Jeffrey A. Sweeney) of Pataskala, Ohio, Paul A. (friend Nancy Woods) of Zanesville, Ohio, Charles K. II (wife Beryl) of Fallbrook, California; and four grandchildren, Jon-Paul Marshall, Stephan Marshall, Alexandra Dusenberry and Arianna Dusenberry; and three nephews, Kurt, Kyan and Kent Kraus.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Helen M. (nee Hoosan) (2000); his son, Hugh J. (1977); two brothers and a sister.
There will be a memorial service with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association , American Cancer Society or to St. Thomas Catholic Church in Zanesville.
Cremation arrangements by the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, Ohio.
Class of 1947
Passed Apr 05, 2008
OLEAN, N.Y. - Charles L. Kinney, Sr., of 2276 Dugan Road, Olean, N.Y., died April 5, 2008, after a brief illness.
Born in Zanesville, he was the son of the late H. Lester and Mary Scott Kinney. Mr. Kinney was a graduate of Zanesville High School Class of 1947 and Ohio University. He was an active member and volunteer of the Olean area community.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; son, Charles (Susan Ceravolo) Kinney Jr. of York, Pa.; and a daughter, Caryl (John Walton) Kinney of Memphis, N.Y.; five grandchildren.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., Olean, N.Y.
Originally published April 11, 2008
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