AVON LAKE — Charles Severn Spielberger, 87, of Avon Lake, formerly of Columbus, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
He was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Charles and Laura (Hiest) Spielberger. Charles served in the Air Guard flying fighter planes in World War II earning many commendation medals and the rank of first lieutenant. Returning from the war, he lived in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife, Joyce. They began their married life in Mount Vernon and after the birth of their two children moved to Columbus, where Charlie worked for the State of Ohio Insurance Commission among other financial based jobs over the years and raised his family. He was a member of the Bexley United Methodist Church. In retirement, Charlie loved to read, do crossword puzzles, visit with neighbors and travel with his wife. Upon her death he relocated to Avon Lake to be close to his son and his family. Charlie was extremely proud of his two grandsons. He enjoyed life until health issues took him from us. Charlie always had a smile and a small joke for everyone that came his way and he will be greatly missed.
Charles is survived by his beloved children, Korby (Shari) Spielberger of Avon Lake and Stacey (Terry Retter) Spielberger of Herndon, Va.; and grandsons, Micheal and Jonathan Spielberger of Avon Lake.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce C. (Mondron) Spielberger on Feb. 6, 2008; a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Wolfinger; and a brother, Amandis “Mugs” Spielberger.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum in the Mound View Cemetery will military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Condolences or special memories may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Charles S. Spielberger.