Charles Trease(1934 - 2013)

Charles "Chuck" Clarence Trease

MANSFIELD: Charles "Chuck" Clarence Trease, age 78, of Mansfield, passed away early Thursday morning, January 17, 2013 at Samaritan Regional Health System in Ashland. He was born July 16, 1934 in Mansfield to the late Harley G. and Frances (Marsh) Trease. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Crane Plumbing and was the type of man that could do anything he set his mind to. He was a member of the Gents Auto Club and Rod-N-Tiques Car Club and enjoyed attending many car shows throughout his lifetime. Chuck was a prolific furniture maker and would build furniture to be auctioned off to benefit the Special Olympics. Chuck treated his nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. He was recently working on projects for each of his great-great nieces and nephews. Chuck had a kind heart and would do anything for anyone, at anytime. His concern for the well-being of friends and family remained until his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Rozella "Rose" Crawford Trease whom he married on February 21, 1959; four siblings, Gerry (Jack) Brandt of Mansfield, Richard (Joan) Trease of Lexington, Carl Trease of Mansfield and Amy Harris Fox of Galion; three sisters-in-law, Betty (Bob) Hostler of Ashland, Jane Trease of Mansfield and Dorothy Trease; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Vernon, Al, Hersh and Carty Trease; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcine and Bill Kuth; and three sisters-in-law, Shirley Crawford, Elaine Trease and June Trease.

Friends and family may visit from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. The funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with additional visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phil Green will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn-Union Cemetery, Perrysville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics or .

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Published in the News Journal from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2013