Charles Benford Jr.


Charles L. Jr.

Charles L. Benford Jr., age 85, of Toledo, passed away on January 8, 2013, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Charles L. Benford Sr., and Bertha (Gibbs) Benford on January 12, 1927. After graduating from The Ohio State University with his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering, Charles started his career in the late 1950's as a chemical engineer for Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. He later retired from Owens Illinois in Toledo, Ohio in 1985 after 21 years of service as a Senior Chemical Engineer.

He is survived by his daughter, Lane Leslie Benford, formerly of Cincinnati now residing in Toledo; youngest older sister, Barbara Betters of Youngstown, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Benford of Austintown, Ohio; brother-in-law, William P. Hodge of Youngstown, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his younger daughter, Carla P. Benford in 2003.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at James Washington Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, at President Drive Church of Christ in Cincinnati.

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 20, 2013