BOLCHOZ, Charles Charles Budds Bolchoz, husband of Peggy Lightsey Bolchoz and son of Ruford J. and Margaret Budds Bolchoz, died in a massive explosion in the T2 Laboratories at which he worked in Jacksonville, Florida on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. A memorial service will be held at St. Patrick Church in Jacksonville on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 3:00 o'clock. Charles' remains will be brought to Charleston where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, December 28, at 10:00 o'clock at Christ Our King Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. There will not be a Wake Service or Visitation scheduled. Charles was born in Charleston on June 13, 1959. He graduated from Bishop England High School as third honor graduate in 1977 and from Clemson University in 1981 where he was editor of 'The Tiger', the Clemson school paper. He earned his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at Clemson in 1984. He was a career Chemical Engineer and had been published. He worked for Westvaco in Charleston and Millennium Specialty Chemicals in Jacksonville, FL prior to his employment at T2 Labs. His death in the 'hellish inferno', as described in 'The Florida Times-Union', is extremely painful for those who loved him. Mr. Bolchoz, in addition to his wife and parents, is survived by two brothers, COL (Ret.) J. Manning Bolchoz and his wife Maureen of Tampa, Florida and Dr. R. Joseph Bolchoz Jr. and his wife Patty of Mount Pleasant, two sisters Karen Bolchoz Ferguson and her husband, Lonnie, and Judith Bolchoz Callan and her husband Les. He leaves six nephews, Manning, Ryan, Patrick, Trey, Lonnie, and Ian and two nieces, Beth and Lauren. He also leaves a stepson Shawn Lightsey and one grandchild, Kiara Flentroy. The family requests no flowers but memorials may be sent to The Bishop England High School Endowment Fund 363 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29492. THE JAMES A. MCALISTER FUNERAL HOME, (843) 766-1365, in a very caring way, is guiding the family through this tragedy. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Dec. 23, 2007.