Charles "Charlie" Lobenthal (1925 - 2014)

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Charles "Charlie" Lobenthal, 88, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died March 11, 2014, at his home. Charles was born March 18, 1925, in Edison, N.J., the son of Emanuel and Josephine Lobenthal. He joined the U.S. Army during WWII at the age of 17 and served in the European Theater. Charlie received the Bronze Star for bravery and the Purple Heart for injuries received during battle. He was a true American hero. The Lobenthal family loved their country and served proudly. His brother was killed by a Kamikaze plane attack in WWII and his father was gassed in WWI. After the war, Charlie worked in his family business and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union for over 50 years. He moved to Beverly Hills, in 1986 from Kenilworth, N.J. He was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando.
Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife, Stephanie Lobenthal. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Jean Lobenthal of Beverly Hills; and stepson, William Paumen and his wife Norma of DePauw, Ind.
Funeral services for Charles Lobenthal will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando. Pastor Kenneth Blyth will preside. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m., until the hour of services. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills at a later date. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 13, 2014
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