Charles was married to his best friend, Carole (nee John) for 58 years and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He served in the 101st Airborne Division in the U.S. Army, was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a business owner of Cambridge Mill Products for over 30 years. Charles enjoyed flying, gun and sword collecting, hunting, and camping.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Carole; sons, Charles Emmet III, John Michael, David Brian (Dolores); daughter, Holly Carole Mae (Richard) Kole; brother, Don (Nettie); sisters, Karen, Carol (John), Linda (Jim), Freda, Janice (Bob); sister-in-law, Pat; brother-in-law, Steve; 13 beloved grandchildren; and 10 dear great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Doris and Cathy; brother, Harley; and brother-in-law, Bill.
Friends may join the family for visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road, (corner of River Styx and Rt. 18) Medina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 A.M., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 Old Weymouth Rd, Medina. Father Stephen Dohner will be the Celebrant. (Please meet at the Church). Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Akron Office, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson OH 44236.
Online memorials at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com