Raab, Charles Eugene 7/30/1950 - 11/6/2019 Ann Arbor Charles Eugene Raab, 69, of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. Chuck was born on July 30, 1950 in Ann Arbor to Carl and Jean (nee Stein) Raab. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Chuck married Elizabeth Ann (nee Smith) on November 15, 1975 and they had three children: Kirsten, Jamie and Jason. A devoted husband and father, Chuck was always eager to spend as much time with his family as possible, and never missed an opportunity to provide enthusiastic support in every aspect of their lives. Chuck began his professional career as a sales associate at Stein & Goetz Sporting Goods, which was owned jointly by Chuck's uncle, Bud Stein, and Ward Goetz. When the sporting goods business transitioned to become the M-Den, Chuck was tapped to be the manager of its first store, located in Briarwood Mall. He eventually became a longtime employee at Leslie Office Supply in Ann Arbor, and most recently served as a paraprofessional for special needs children. A lifelong member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Chuck constantly demonstrated God's love through his heartfelt generosity and sincere kindness towards every person he met. Chuck was a proud Ann Arborite and an avid fan of the University of Michigan. In particular, he loved Michigan Women's Basketball and passionately supported them at every opportunity. Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Jean Raab. He is survived by Betty, his wife of 43 years, his children Kirsten, Jamie and Jason and his sister Mary (John Boyer). A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 South 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, on Monday, November 11 at 11:00 AM followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the University of Michigan Athletics Champions Fund for Women's Basketball, or Arbor Hospice.
Published in Ann Arbor News from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, 2019.