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 www.farleyfuneralhome.com
Published by Herald Tribune from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2017.