Charles Market, 58, of Castalia, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center following a lengthy illness.
Charles was born April 3, 1955, son of the late Charles H. and Helen A. (Lawrence) Market.
Charles was a 1974 graduate of Sandusky High School and received a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Bowling State University. He later received a degree in metalurgy as well. Charles worked at US Tsubaki Manufacturing as a mechanical engineer for more than 20 years. He worked part-time and was a retired sergeant for the Castalia Police Department for 15 years.
Charles was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed collecting and shooting guns, coin collecting, and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter.
Charles is survived by his daughter, Vanessa (Dave) Edwards; grandchild, Serena Edwards; sister, Linda (Nick) Mandrik; two nephews, Kevin (Julie) Mandrik, USAF, and David (Jennifer) Mandrik; and several other family members.
Including his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Market, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. John Mawhirter will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial Contributions in Charles’ name may be made to Serena Edwards College Fund, 5715 Maple Ave., Castalia, OH 44824 or Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.