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Charles "Chuck" Shie

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Shie Charles "Chuck" Shie, 83, of Gahanna, died May 1, 2014 in his home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Chuck was born in Sugar Grove, Ohio, on October 1, 1930, to the late John and Goldie (Lawhorn) Shie. On June 17, 1953, Chuck married Marilyn Roth at the Van Buren Evangelical Church in Van Buren, Ohio. His wife survives along with one daughter, Monica Shie; and one granddaughter, Maya Ford; as well as a sister, Barbara Doll. Two brothers Donald and Basel Shie; and one sister Linda Stankus, preceded him in death. After graduation from Sidney High School in 1949, Chuck worked at Monarch Machine Tool in Sidney. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. After completing basic training at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky, he was stationed in Giessen, Germany, with the U.S. Seventh Army as an assistant driver on a tank retriever. He also served as a battalion motor pool sergeant in Frankfurt, Germany. He was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1953. Upon graduating from The Ohio State University in 1959, Chuck taught industrial arts (wood and metal shop) at Columbus East High School until 1962, when he and Marilyn went to Europe to teach for the Department of Defense. Chuck and Marilyn taught at Toul American High School in France and Ludwigsburg American High School in Germany. From 1966 until his retirement in 1987, Chuck taught occupational work experience (OWE) and mechanical drawing at Columbus Walnut Ridge High School. After retiring, Chuck taught driver education at Gahanna High School and volunteered as a docent at the Ohio Statehouse. During his retirement, Chuck enjoyed many hobbies, including camping, dancing, traveling, and card playing. He and Marilyn spent several winters in Indian Shores, Florida. They traveled to Thailand, China, Cambodia, Hawaii, Alaska, Ireland, and most recently to India, where their daughter Monica was working as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy. Chuck was a member of the Columbus Retired Teachers' Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Happy Trails Country Western Dance Club. He and Marilyn were formerly members of Circle Eighters Square Dance Club, Party Line Contra Dance Club, and Country Campers Square Dance Club. He attended Stonybrook United Methodist Church. Chuck will be sadly missed by relatives and friends who have spent many enjoyable hours playing cards and games and listening to his stories. His family thanks his many well-wishers, as well as Dr. Timothy Moore and Zangmeister Center staff, Mount Carmel East Hospice staff (especially Samatha and Pam), and Stonybrook Church. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Chuck to Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus (bgccolumbus.org), Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org), or Mount Carmel Foundation (donor.mountcarmelfoundation.org). A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. with visitation on Sunday, May 4, 4:00 to 8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL HOME in Gahanna. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Chuck Shie.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 3, 2014
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