CHARLES E. CONNOLLY
MARYSVILLE — Charles E. Connolly, 83, of Milford Center. died Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014, at Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was a retired deputy with the Union County Sheriff's Department.
An Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 3320, American Legion Post No. 79, and, before his health failed, was an active member of the Union County Honor Guard where he enjoyed playing taps at funerals.
Charles was a graduate of Union Rural High School in Milford Center and was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church. He formerly was a volunteer on the Union Township Fire Department, formerly served as the Police Chief in Milford Center and Richwood before joining the Union County Sheriff's Department as a road deputy. He formerly worked as a meat cutter for Kaufman's Food Market in Milford Center and was also service manager at Ripley Chevrolet here in Marysville.
After retirement, he enjoyed camping, fishing, watching baseball, and spending time with family and friends.
Charles was born July 25, 1930 in Milford Center, to the late Ralph and Lulu Leach Connolly.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Altamae Kandel; and, more recently, by his beloved dog Lizzie.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlene Laughorn Connolly whom he married in 1952; their children, Sue (Don) Duncan, Beth (Jim) Haude, both of Ostrander, Chuck Connolly of Marysville; grandchildren, Ryan (Elisabeth) Haude, Amber Haude, Jennifer Duncan, Dawn and Martin Whelan; great-grandchildren, Sophie Bostwick and Martin Whelan.
Calling hours were held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the INGRAM FUNERAL HOME, 975 N. Maple St., Marysville, where funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, with the Rev. Steve Wood officiating. Burial followed at the Milford Center with full military honors provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Senior Citizens or the Union County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at ingramfuneralservice.com.