March 13, 1939 ‒ September 27, 2016
Charles Chandler, age 77, of Galena Ohio, passed away at his home with his loved ones at his side.
He was born in Beaver, Ohio, March 13, 1939, to the late Perry and Maud Chandler, and moved his family to the Galena community in 1962.
Charles and his wife Dorothy were married for 50 years. During that time, they not only raised their own three children, but were also foster parents to more than 30 foster children for a period that spanned more than eight years
Charles served his Country in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Timken Roller Bearing Company. He gave back to his community in innumerable ways. He worked as a firefighter with the Galena Fire Department. He helped to form the original police department in Galena. Later, he became Chief and remained so for many years. He served the Sunbury community as a police officer and retired from the department after 19 years. He and one of his brothers helped to found the Delaware County Drug Task Force. It is now one of the premier drug task forces in the State of Ohio.
He enjoyed wildlife. He fed everything from his backyard. He fed the birds and the squirrels. He fed the deer and whatever else might wander through.
He loved his neighbors. He loved to talk. He loved to talk. He wanted to make sure you knew exactly what he was saying.
He was larger than life.
That was Charlie.
He is survived by his daughters Barbara Lesieur of Sunbury, and Linda (Larry) Channell of Waldo, Grandchildren: Charlene, Amanda, Randy (Chasity) and Amy (Justin): Great-Grandchildren, Christina, Dominic, Emily, Avanelle, Corbin, and Hadrian: Brothers: Darrell, Donald (Lee), Carl (Janette), James (Bonnie), Steven (Cindy): Sisters, JoAnn, Judy (Andy), Kathy, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, son Danny, granddaughter Nicole Renee, and great-granddaughter Abigail Rose.
Friends and family may call on the family on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2-6 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury 43074. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Galena United Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Rd, Galena, OH 43021. Burial with full military honors provided by the Delaware County Veteran’s Association will follow in Galena Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church after the committal service.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Galena United Methodist Church, UMW.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com