Charles A. “Chub” Fast, 92, of Findlay died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Bridge Care Hospice Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born April 10, 1925, the youngest of five children to Albert and Edna June (White) Fast in Laurelville, Ohio. The family eventually moved to Wayne, Ohio where he graduated from Montgomery Township High School in 1943. On October 12, 1946, he married the love of his life, Doris Crawfoot. They shared over 51 years of marriage, until her death in 1997. Charles then married Helen McCullough in 2007 and they were separated.
Surviving are his three children; Linda (John) Schlachter of Findlay, Beverly (Steven) Huffman of Findlay, and Douglas (Susan) Fast of Columbus. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Tammy (Phil) Clinger of Battle Creek, Michigan, Tricia (Steve) Clymer of Findlay, Andrea (Kevin) Sertell of Findlay, Andrew (Sarah) Fast of Columbus, and Danielle (Mason) Gauch of Columbus; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Robert, and sisters Margaret, Mary Alice and Olive Esther.
Charles was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific on the USS Daly (DD519) from 1944 to 1946. He retired from Ohio Bell in 1988 after 36 years of service. Charles always put his family first, and he will be remembered for his quick wit, his many memorized poems, and his love and devotion for his family.
The family wishes to thank his caregivers, especially Tracy Spoors and Linda Rike, and also Bridge Home Health and Hospice for their excellent care, allowing Charles to live out the last months of his life in comfort and dignity at his home.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME in Findlay and one hour prior to the service. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 13 at the funeral home with Pastor David To officiating. Full military rite graveside services conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay.
Memorials may be made to Howard United Methodist Church or Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.
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