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Charles S. "Chuck" Tache Jr., age 71, of Tipp City, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born on March 3, 1942 in Erie, Pa. to the late Charles Tacheand Alyce (Kilborn) Tache.
He spent a career in the United States Air Force
. While in the Electronic Security Command, he was a crew member for 12 years on RC135 Reconnaissance Aircraft, as well as flying 174 combat missions on EC47's in Vietnam during 1968-1969. He also spent five years as an Air Force Recruiter in Erie, Pa., and another four years as a First Sergeant in Kunsan, Korea and Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a radio announcer for 20 years at WPTW in Piqua, Ohio, WQRP, and WGNZ in Dayton, Ohio. He also attended Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
For his service in Vietnam he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Additionally, he received the Meritorious Service Medal, 15 Air Medals, 2 Air Force Commendation Medals, along with numerous other awards and decorationsduring his Air Force career.
Chuck is survived by the love of his life, wife, Lois; children, Teri (Jeffrey) Wynia, Charles III (Natalie); seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Chuck was also a long time member of Christian Life Center Church in Vandalia, Ohio.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, Ohio.Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Christian Life Center, 3489 Little York Rd., Vandalia, Ohio, where funeral services will begin at 12 NOON - Thursday, with Pastor Stan Tharp officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory
235 Juneau Dr Louisville, KY 40243
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 13, 2014