Charles K. (Chuck) Prather, born June 4, 1937, at Akron, Ohio City Hospital, died on October 24, 2010.
He graduated from Akron South High School in 1954 and Muskingum College in the class of 1958.
Chuck had been employed at Stoll Peiser, Sun Rubber Co., Coastal Tank Lines and retired in 1999 from Telxon Corporation. Many enjoyable years of retirement followed.
He was preceded in death by his father, William K. Prather and sister, Joann Prather Khoenle.
He is survived by his mother, Lula Prather; aunt, Pat Novoselich; brother, Harold Prather; brother-in-law, Donald A. Khoenle; Hal and Caroline; cousin, Terry (Liz) Sims of Bakersville; AND EXTRAORDINARY life partner of 47 years, SOL (BILL) GUREN; “little sister,’ Mary Lou and family
Per his request, cremation has taken place.
A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service begins.
The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Sandra Hazra and her staff at Barberton Citizens Hospital. Also thanks to Hospice of Ridgewood nurses and staff. A special thank you to two very special angels sent to me in time of need – Kim and Steve – you know who you are.
NO MEMORIALS – be like me – take your best friend out to a great dinner and celebrate my short life with a Dirty Martini or a glass of wine. Remember life’s good moments. To leave a special message for the family online, visit . (NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from October 26 to November 7, 2010