Charles G. Hofelich
1938 - 2017
Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Venice
265 South Nokomis Avenue
Venice, FL
Hofelich, Charles G.
November 02, 1938 - April 18, 2017
Charles "Chuck" G, Hofelich Jr , age 79, passed peacefully on April 18, 2017 at home, in the hands of his loving Savior Jesus Christ. Charles "Chuck" Hofelich was born on Nov. 02, 1938 as the first child of Charles G. Hofelich Sr and Jean (nee Zander) Hofelich. Charles is survived by his loving wife and lifetime friend Joan (nee Ramsdale) Hofelich, Charles and Joan were married for 55 years in a strong and wonderful marriage. In addition, Charles was survived by his loving daughter Cynthia (Craig) Luty of Brandon, FL and his loving granddaughters, Jessica Katherine Luty and Victoria Jean Luty of Brandon, FL. Charles was also survived by his loving brother James (Denise) Hofelich of Westlake, Ohio and his 5 Nieces and Nephews, of whom he loved and was very proud of.
Charles was very proud of his German heritage and his Cleveland, Ohio roots, Charles attended John Marshall High School participating in both football and continued his academics at Wittenberg University of Springfield, Ohio. Upon graduation, Charles enrolled as an officer in the United States Airforce and served his country as F-105 Fighter Pilot during the Vietnam era. Charles participated in numerous missions and was a very proud member of the River Rats organization. With honorable notation Charles was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" for his service. God and country was often a Charles motto for a successful life. After his military career, Charles turned to higher education and became a high school teacher, mentor, and coach at Avon Lake High School, in which he served 25 years. Charles was also a proud member of the Avon Lake Hall of Fame, in which Charles always felt that sports always played a critical role in character building. Charles was an avid golf player and coached golf, tennis and girls track teams in which he took all three sport team individuals to the state championships. Charles was a Browns, Cavs, Indians, and Buckeyes fan to the end. Charles loved and enjoyed singing by participating in the Lemon Bay Choral Group, Barbershop quartets, Men's church chorus or simply singing prayers at the dining table. Charles honored and loved his savior his entire life.
A Husband, a Father, a grandfather, a friend of many, Charles will be deeply missed. Please come celebrate Charles' life from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, April 27 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. To share a memory visit

Published by Herald Tribune from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2017.
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Venice, FL
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Dear Joan,

We were so shocked to hear about Chuck. Will always have wonderful memories of the great times we shared together.

We will keep you in out prayers.

Hetty and Harry
April 25, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.Phillipians4:6,7,13
April 24, 2017
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Chuck's passing when it was announced at Bethesda-on-the -Bay this morning. Chuck was my long-time choir "best buddy" who could cheer you with his laughter and inspire you by his faith. Boy, did we cause "trouble" during our practice sessions! He will be missed! Sympathies to Joan and the Hofelich family.
Gsry Weiland
April 23, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss and Chuck will greatly missed by many. I'll never forget his voice but now he is singing with the angels in heaven.
Dr's. Michael & Carol Orwasky
April 22, 2017
When Chuck and Joan moved down to our cup de sac in Calusa, we became instant friends. Chuck and I were golf partners for almost 20 years. We cherish all the time together with him and Joan. His passing leaves a hole in my heart.
Kevin Savage
April 22, 2017
One half of a dynamic duo that was a great influence to many students at ALHS. My condolences to the family and God bless.
Lauren Bohatka
April 22, 2017
A wonderful coach and role model. Praying for peace for his family members in their time of loss.
Lauren Wilson
April 21, 2017
"CHUCK" will always be remembered as a gentle man, and kind to others. We in the Lemon Bay Barbershop Chorus will miss his constant help. He served twice as our Membership VP, quite admirably - greeting guests very well. Chuck was also a member of our Board of Directors.

Our thoughts go out to his devoted wife Joan, and their families.

Roy & Rose Hayward
Roy Hayward
April 21, 2017
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