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Charles Cromly, 92, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. He was born on July 10, 1921, in Defiance, Ohio to Tullos and Beulah (Konst) Cromly. Charles attended a one room elementary school in Defiance County and later graduated from Defiance High School. While attending the University of Toledo in 1942, Charles enlisted in the United States Navy. He would proudly serve in both WWII and the Korean War. In 1944, he returned to the states and attended mid-shipman school at Harvard and Norte Dame.
After the war, Charles graduated from the
University of Toledo School of Pharmacy in 1948. He went into partnership with Lou Elmer in a drug store at Wayne and Fearing, where he would later become the owner. Charles owned and operated Cromly Pharmacy for nearly thirty years.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Florence "June"; sons, Michael (Linda), John (Noreen), and Mark (Karen); daughter, Elizabeth; 12 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; brother, Donald (Pauline); sisters, JoAnne (Sam) Lehman and Joyce (Kevin) Kane, and sister-in-law, Virginia Gilsdorf. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Betty and Doris Jean.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio 43537. Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Maumee United Methodist Church, Maumee, Ohio with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions in memory of Charles may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be given at
Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Homes
501 Conant St
Maumee, OH 43537
Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 3, 2013