After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1945, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country at the close of World War II. He was a lifelong resident of the Twin City area, with the exception of his years in the military, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church throughout his life. He retired in January of 1989 after many years as a truck driver for several area companies through Teamsters Local #92. A forty-six year member of the Dennison Eagles, Charles was also a member of the Dennison American Italian Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who were the light of his life, and visiting and playing cards with friends.
On December 12, 1953, Charles married the former Jo Ann Baker with whom he enjoyed nearly forty-four years of marriage until her passing on September 29, 1997. They are survived by two sons, Thomas (Elaine) Donohoe of Northville, Michigan and Mark (Sherry) Donohoe of Uhrichsville; a daughter, Julie (Dwain) Donohoe-Culp of Pataskala, Ohio; grandchildren, Andrew (Erin) Donohoe of Mason, Ohio, Christen (Andrew) Mahoney of Beachwood, Ohio and Natalie Culp of Pataskala; and a great-granddaughter, Maya Donohoe of Mason. Charles is also survived by his brothers, Thomas Donohoe , Paul “Lumpy” (Mary Kae) Donohoe and Robert (Joyce) Donohoe all of Uhrichsville; a sister, Margie Zanon of Uhrichsville; a sister-in-law, Vivian Donohoe of New Philadelphia; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends, neighbors and extended family members. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and George Gross; brothers, James and Matthew Donohoe; brother-in-law, Henry Zanon; and sister-in-law, Ruby Donohoe.
Services for Charles, officiated by Father Anthony Lonzo, assisted by Deacon Lyn Houze will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 6, at Immaculate Conception Church in Dennison. Interment will follow beside his beloved wife in St. Mary’s Cemetery near Dennison. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, during which time a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Those wishing to honor Charles’ memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Immaculate Conception Church’s Capital Campaign, 206 N. 1st St., Dennison, OH 44621 or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc.