I first met Chuck in Toul, France in 1965 as his spotted 1956 ford 4 door caught my eye and we became friends there until he was transferred two months later. Got back together in Oct 2007 at Branson, Mo at 507th reunion and kept in contact every since. Met up again in Springfield, Il at a Hot Rod Power Tour event. Will definitely miss his emails and jokes he was a great guy and will be conducting the car shows in heaven
with deepest sorrow on Chucks passing. A great guy will be missed.
My heart goes out to all of you. Chuck was always so friendly and willing to help a neighbor. He always got a kick of seeing me walking my dogs with the neighborhood kids in tow! It was so good to catch up with Chuck on my visits back to Cleveland from Arizona or Pennsylvania; we'd be talking in the driveway again just like we did years ago and it was like no time had passed. He will be missed.
From my sister Missy and I(Nicki), I would like to thank everyone who took the time to come to honor my dads life. He was a fantastic man, father, grandfather, friend and husband. We all loved and miss him together but we can remember him and honor him every time we grab a coffee from McDonalds or stop to grab eggs with crisp bacon! He is up in heaven racing at the track with no limit to speed or race track hours, he is enjoying every classic car event and every train club event there is(maybe even heading some of them!). He enjoyed every day as if it was his last, many of us had the opportunity to see him or talk to him on the phone before he passed on. We wish he would have been with us longer but he enjoyed my sister's wedding this August and he saw me being sworn in with the Summit County Sheriffs and with Twinsburg Police Dept. recently. We can be thankful for the time we had and remember him with stories and photos, we will wear some of his many baseball hats and some of his many hot rod t shirts!!! I was daddy's little girl, and I will still continue to be but he will have to look down on me from heaven instead of being down the street. Thank you for all your support, prays, wishes and kind words, it helps a lot in a time like this.
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with your family. Isaiah 61:2
I just found out through my friend about Chuck's untimely passing. Our deepest condolences to his family. He will be missed and it was a pleasure to know him. From all at the Coe Lake cruise, God bless.
We are very sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. Have many memories of all the car related stuff we did. To all the Baad family, we are praying that you can find strength in Jesus. Bryan, Alex, and family.
My heart goes out to you Ceil, and the Baad family. Such a great loss of a great man,he will be in my prayers.
I met Chuck years ago at a car cruise and have had many good times with him,laughing and having fun with his bike.
We will miss him at my show at Cole lake.
May he be granted eternal peace and happiness .......
Emil Morad 56"NOMAD
My heartfelt sympathy to Chuck's family and Ceil for your loss. Chuck always had a smile and a good word for everyone. He loved to talk about his beautiful daughters and wonderful grandsons, all of whom he adored. Good times always included his beloved, Ceil and at least one conversation touching on the subject of cars. I'll never forget his "patient" Halloween costume at Casey Jones, it was so comical. I had many fun evenings with Chuck and Ceil at Casey's and competing in BarJocks. He will be missed.
Chuck was a great guy who usually drove his classic car to the model railroad layout tours. I enjoyed talking to him about trains and cars, I'll miss him.
Gary A. Sole
I have read some of the wonderful messages. Chuck was also interested in model railroading. He attended Division4 NMRA meetings and was always ready to help out the Division. Chuck's wonderful friendly personality will surely be missed. Chuck Klein past Superintendent Divison 4 MCR NMRA
Prayers go out to the family and Ceil. Chuck you will be missed and I am so glad that I ran into you and Ceil last week. You will be missed very much we always had some laughs.
From all of your friends at Eaton Airflex.We hope to see you at the big car show in the sky. You'ell take frist place for sure!! We well all miss you.
My husband and I met Chuck up at Casey Jones Tavern and played Bar Jocks with him and Ceil. Many good times were had!! Our thoughts and prayers our with Ceil and Chuck's family during this difficult time. RIP Chuck.
Chuck and I go back a long time, to Van Buren Ave in East Cleveland. We used to customize our toy cars. We lost contact after high school, but reconnected around 1980. Naturallly that connection was with cars. Chuck has been a regular at our house in the Columbus area since the Good Guys have been here. We'll miss you. Hope you are cruising the avenue's in Hot Rod Heaven.
A terrible loss for the family and my Aunt Cecilia. Prayers to the family. The Twardziks and Cernys. love ya.
It's hard to say goodby to a friend of 45 years.Shared many laughs and sorrows over the years. Sure wish we could have made the Bonneville salt flats. Now he can see it from above!
Chuck' had the power to bring a smile to your face & to your heart just with his presence. He proved that a person does NOT have to be loud to be heard. His knowledge about all things cars was astronomical along with his endless collection of photographs. R.I.P old pal,& know assuredly that YOU will be missed. Now & Forever.!
Our deepest sympathy to Chuck's family and his adored fiancé Ceil. We always enjoyed visiting with Chuck at the many car cruises we have attended. To sum it up in a few words, Chuck was a heck of a nice guy. We will miss him.
My deepest sympathies to all the Baads and Ceil too on Chuck's passing. He was a great friend and neighbor, and he'll be missed very much. So many fond, fun memories of Chuck on Dartmouth! All my love.
i met you about 25 yrs. ago at kathleen's kitchen. i'll miss
your cheerful nature and good conversation old friend.
i'll see you again with our lord.
Chuck would always put a smile on your face, just by being there. A true car enthusiast with a variety of automotive interests, from customs, hotrodding to Formula One. We're definitely going to miss you Chuck. Condolences to Ceil and the family.
chuck and cel we have been friends for a long time,many cookouts at my place.your great cars and shows. see you in heaven,love and prayers to all family god bless!!
Just saw him last Sunday at the Viet Nam Vets Show in Westlake. So hard to believe that he is gone. A great man, who drove a car that was suited to him and always had a smile for all. May his family know that he was well liked and will be greatly missed. May God Bless and will keep you in my prayers.
I only met chuck a few times at car shows but he was a man that left a lasting impression.
I talked to him for several hours.he was telling me about how he enjoyed his work and how much he loved the old days and his mustang.he was a class act all the way.
What a genuine nice human being.
The family is deeply saddened by the loss of uncle Chuck. So many, many, memories. He had such a great sense of humor. Our prayers and love to everyone in this time of grief
Sometime it's so hard to say goodbye to someone so special. Try to recall happy memories of the times you shared with your loved one these memories may help you move toward. Sarah Watson J.W. Ohio
We will miss you Chuck, we always smile when we think of you in your "cat in the hat" hat driving in your car! We will keep you and your family in our prayers.