SEBRING - Charles 'Chuck' O. French, 82, a lifelong resident of Sebring, died Monday.
He was born Aug. 10, 1931, a son of Foster and Macel French. He was a 1949 Sebring McKinley High School graduate.
He married the love of his life, Janet Pettit, on Aug. 10, 1950. Chuck and Janet had three children; Bonnie C. (Ralph) Mitschele of Livingston, N.J., Rev. Dr. Barry C. (Sharon) French of Akron, Ohio, Bruce C. (Susan) French of Columbus, Ohio; an exchange student, Peter (Linda) Jardine from South Africa; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and two brothers, Carroll and Edward French.
Mt. French was a hard worker and started working for Bob Vogel's Clothing Store in his early teens. In 1963 Chuck and his brother Ed opened their own business: French's Men's Apparel in Beloit. In 1975 Chuck worked for the Goodwill Publishing Company as a sales representative and mentor until retiring in 1996.
He was confirmed as a member of the Sebring Church of The Nazarene at age eleven.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Sebring Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Mike Kimball and Rev. Dr. Barry French officiating. Friends may call at the Church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Sebring.
Memorial Contributions can be made to The Sebring Church of The Nazarene 626 West Maryland Ave. Sebring, OH 44672 and or Sawyerwood United Methodist Church, 957 Mohawk Trail, Akron, OH 44312.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home, Sebring (330-938-2526).