J. Charles Macias, 84, of Fostoria, passed away 8:12 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
He was born December 20, 1929 in Fostoria to the late John and Antonia (Munoz) Macias. He married Marge Cervantes October 1, 1955 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are two children, Dr. Elizabeth (David Carter) Macias, Springfield, and John C. (Laura) Macias, Westerville; three grandsons, Charlie, Alex and Kevin Macias; two brothers, Richard (Cory) Macias and Fred (Lucy) Macias, of Fostoria; and two sisters, Dolores Bucher, North Baltimore and Anita (Gary) Mueller, Godfrey, Ill.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Louis and infant, Robert Macias; and a sister, Mary Gomez.
Charlie graduated in 1947 from Bloomdale High School having been elected class president his junior and senior years. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 59th Air Police, stationed in England during the Korean War. He was a licensed steam engineer 27 years at St. Wendelin High School, coached junior high football and basketball 16 years and freshman football two years.
He announced St. Wendelin football and basketball games 21 years, served as Fostoria safety service director for 11 years and was a two term Fostoria city councilperson. He also was on Fostoria Municipal Court jury selection committee, a court translator (Spanish) in Fostoria and Tiffin and an associate with Hoening Funeral Home.
Charlie was a Bloomdale Alumni past president and member of the Fostoria Athletic Boosters, in which he was a three-term past president. He was also a past president of the Seneca County Commission on Aging and the American Red Cross. He was also a part of the Ohio Reads tutor program and the En Camino Migrant Program as an English teacher.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 4 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Committal services will follow in the Veterans’ Memorial Chapel of Fountain Cemetery with the United Veterans’ of Fostoria providing military honors. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Bridge Hospice or St. Wendelin Church.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.
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