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Mix, Charles
Charles Harry Mix, 90, passed away peacefully in the early afternoon of December 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by brother Tom Lee Mix and former wife Clara Mix. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carol (Polonowski/Pierce); daughter, Barbara Saylor (George); son, David (Rebecca); grandson, Daniel Mix; granddaughter, Sarah McCaig (Ben); and grandchildren, Veronica, Alex, Brady, Madelynn; brother-in-law, Hank Polo; nieces, Jeannie and Kodie Kucinski; and nephew, Christopher Reljin (Caitlin); great nieces, Alexis, Savannah and Isabella; cousins, Linda Frankovich and Jeffrey, Mandy, and Max Kasza. Charles was born on July 23, 1927, to the late Harry and Katherine Mix in Warren, Ohio. At the age of 17 he joined the U.S.Marine Corps in 1945 to serve in World War II. Charles served on board of two ships, one was the U.S.S. Bennington in the North Sea and also in the Mediterranean. Upon returning to Warren, Ohio after the war, he married Clara Duff and had two children, Barbara and David. Charles had several careers before becoming a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters where he later served as a business agent and helped build the Lordstown Plant in Warren. He later was asked to serve on the staff of the Ohio AFL-CIO. Charles was the Director of Community Services for the Ohio AFL-CIO and worked tirelessly to support the United Way and Ohio Red Cross. Charles was a registered lobbyist for the Ohio AFL-CIO and worked to reform Ohio's Nursing Home industry. He lobbied a number of legislative proposals that affected Ohio's work force. Although Charlie learned to play golf later in life, he enjoyed the sport and had played on the best courses in the U.S.A. Charlie was fortunate to have made 3 holes in one, (at York GC, West Palm Beach G.C. and in North Carolina). Charlie especially enjoyed playing golf with his son, David. He looked forward to every Saturday morning when he and David would play golf. A Celebration of Life will be held in Canal Winchester, Ohio on February 3, 2018, at the Villas of Charleston Clubhouse on Lakeview Circle from 2-5 p.m. Family and friends will share Charlie stories.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 10, 2017
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