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Charles N. Stix

Cincinnati - Charles N. Stix, prominent in business and community affairs, died peacefully on December 5th, 2018. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Stix graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific with the First Marine Division. He participated in the invasion of Peleliu and Okinawa for which his unit was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations. He also participated in the occupation of Japan.

He attended the University of Rochester and graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Liberal Arts in 1949. That same year he joined the United States Shoe Corp. and progressed from a manufacturing trainee to a corporate Group Vice Presidency and President of the Shelby Division. He retired in 1980 from U.S. Shoe and in 1982, he founded STIXCO, a firm devoted to selling components to the boot and shoe industry.

Mr. Stix was deeply involved in community activities. He was a past president of the Jewish Community Center and chairman of the Better Business Bureau. He was also chairman of the leadership council of the Jewish Federation and for thirteen years was a trustee of the Jewish Hospital. He also served as a trustee of the National Jewish Hospital of Denver and in 1978 received its Humanitarian Award in Cincinnati. He served for five years as a Trustee of Bellefaire, a home for mentally disturbed children in Cleveland. He was a former chairman of the hospital division for the United Appeal, on the boards of the Jewish Vocational Service, the International Visitor's Center and the Walnut Hills High School Foundation.

In May, 2012, the University of Cincinnati presented Mr. Stix "The Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence" in recognition of outstanding leadership. A former member of the Board of Directors of Governors, Mr. Stix belonged to Losantiville Country Club.

He is survived by his daughters Sally, Madison, WI, Cathy (Len Siegal), Chicago, Jody Garsia (Adrian), Santa Cruz, CA and son, Nathan (Lisa), Seattle; grandchildren Emily Stix-Moynihan, Jessi and Kayli Stix, Allyson and Emma Siegal and Anna and Christopher Garsia; and great granddaughter Líle Moynihan. He was preceded in death by his parents Nathan and Emily Dryer Stix and his brother Robert Stix.

Services will be private. A memorial celebration of Charles' life will be held in the spring 2019. The family requests donations be sent to the Walnut Hills High School Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation or the .
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Dec. 7, 2018
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